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Recycling Operative

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Recycling operatives work in recycling centres and sort glass, paper, cardboard, plastics, metals and textiles for saving and making into new products.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Pay may start from around £8.21 an hour, but may rise to around £9.00 with experience.

A supervisor may earn around £22,000 to £25,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You could find work with a local council on a civic amenity (CA) site or specialist recycling company. You can search for jobs on the local authority website www.myjobscotland.gov.uk.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
4326
2.9 %
RISE
2024
4450
  United Kingdom
2019
48171
2.4 %
RISE
2024
49341

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

After gaining experience, you could move on to be a team leader or waste management officer.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB)
Tel: 01604 231950
E-mail: info.admin@wamitab.org.uk
Website: http://www.wamitab.org.uk
Twitter: @WAMITAB

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