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$1,586 per week


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


  • 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.


  • physically demanding
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Recycling and Rubbish Collector

  • You can work as a Recycling or Rubbish Collector without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in waste management or waste driving operations may be useful.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Asbestos Removal

  • Communication Skills

  • Demolition

  • Handling Hazardous Materials

  • Occupational Hygiene

  • Project Management

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