Recycling Refuse Operative – Bedford Borough Council

    Borough Council
    Bedford Borough Council
    Local Authority
    £18,795 - £19,171 per annum
    £18,795 - £19,171 per annum
    Job description

    Closing date: 7 July 2020

    As a member of a team, to collect and deliver waste and recycling containers from domestic and trade properties. Including collecting and delivering of domestic and trade waste including bulky household waste and hazardous equipment and loading them into suitable vehicles.

    Operate in the collection of waste and/or recycling from household, industrial or commercial properties from a variety of locations and load onto refuse/recycling vehicle. Waste could be in a range of containers including wheeled bins, refuse sacks, paladin bins, wheelie bins, boxes and bundles of side waste or similar containers, or maybe not contained in the case of bulky items.

    Assist the driver in the safe manoeuvring of the vehicle which will involve supporting as a reversing assistant and assisting with daily defect checks and weekly cleaning of the vehicle.

    Report bins that have not been left out or contaminated or defected bins to the driver and tag as required.

    Operate in safe operation of the bin lift and other equipment on the vehicle, following safe working practices. Notifying the driver of any issues with the bin lift.

    Assist other crews to complete rounds, also, provide advice and direction particularly to new employees and agency workers.

    Participate in and contribute to all health and safety requirements and operational codes of practice at all time, wearing/using safety equipment at all times, adhering to training as directed.

    Operate all aspects of the role wearing protective clothing/uniform at all times.

    To apply, please complete the application form using the links below. Please ensure you read the job profile and selection criteria for the role before completing your application form.

    Please do not submit a paper application form at the current time as we cannot guarantee it will be processed. Electronic applications sent in by email will be processed as normal. Thank you for your understanding.

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