Waste Collector – Waste Services

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Waste Collector – Waste Services
Contract / Temporary

Enfield RQ788633

Posted: 23rd January 2023 09:05
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.79 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, 06:00-14:30

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month

  • ENFIELD, London,

    EN3 4NQ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Waste Collector – Waste Services

Reference no: Enfield RQ788633

Pay rate: £12.79 per hour PAYE

This role is for a refuse operative to work as a part of the Waste Services refuse collection/recycling team responsible for collecting household, industrial and commercial refuse bins on one or more specific collection rounds.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Refuse Cleansing team, individually or as part of a team in all weathers, collecting waste from domestic and commercial premises in accordance with the agreed operating and safety procedures.
  • Operate safely all equipment/vehicles/tools necessary for the performance of the service, including bin lifts and associated safety equipment.
  • Carry out collections with due regard to property and with minimum disturbance to the public. Bins should be emptied and returned undamaged, lids should be closed, clean spillages and secure premises on exit.
  • Assist the driver in the safe operation of the vehicle as appropriate, whilst ensuring the health and safety of the public at all times.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues in relation to Manual Handling.
  • Ability to lift up to 25kg in weight and to undertake the continual, lifting, pulling and pushing of wheeled bins and recycling boxes in all weather conditions.
  • Relevant experience of working within a demanding manual role e.g. labouring, cleaning and maintenance, waste removal, working with hydraulic equipment.
  • Experience of working with mechanical equipment while in the presence of members of the public and traffic.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and work as part of a team.
  • Ability to maintain work written records.
  • Flexible and enthusiastic with good communication skills.
  • Must be physically fit as this is a demanding role walking up to 16 miles a day pushing and pulling heavy wheeled bins.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety in an operational environment and knowledge of Road Traffic Legislation and Safety.
  • Experience of manual handling and physical skills required to lift, pull, and push container bins.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Job Ref: Enfield RQ788633
Waste Collector – Waste Services
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Waste Collector – Waste Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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