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Refuse Collector

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Refuse collectors work in a team made up of several loaders and a driver. They collect rubbish and put it in a refuse lorry to take to a recycling centre, tip or incinerator.

The Work

Loader

You could be:

Driver

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Pay rates for refuse collectors vary depending on your local council, but recent vacancies in Scotland have been in the range of around £20,000 to £22,000 a year (October 2022).

Conditions

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Getting In

You could work for a local authority, a private contractor employed by a local authority or a private company specialising in recycling or disposing of industrial waste. There is a lot of competition for jobs – employers often have waiting lists and you should contact local authorities or private companies to ask about jobs.

You can search for jobs on the local authority website www.myjobscotland.gov.uk or Find a Job website.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
4077
2.6 %
RISE
2029
4183
  United Kingdom
2024
53054
5.6 %
RISE
2029
56025

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

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