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8996 Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

8996 Recycling and Rubbish Collectors

Recycling and Rubbish Collectors collect household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling and disposal.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • riding on and in garbage and recycling trucks
  • collecting rubbish and items for recycling from domestic, commercial and industrial premises
  • loading rubbish and recycling into bins and garbage and recycling trucks
  • unloading garbage and recycling trucks
  • may operate compacting equipment on garbage trucks
  • may supervise other garbage collectors

Occupation:

  • 899611 Recycling or Rubbish Collector

899611 Recycling or Rubbish Collector

Alternative Title:

  • Waste Removalist

Collects household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling or disposal.

Skill Level: 5

Specialisation:

  • Garbage Depot Worker