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Community Waste Officer

Community waste officer encouraging someone to deposit items in recycling bin

A community waste officer is responsible for environmental and waste reduction within a local authority. This is done through recycling schemes, with the recovery and re-use of a wide range of materials including glass, paper, cardboard, plastics, metals and textiles.

The Work

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Pay

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

Pay rates for recycling officers are usually around £24,000 to £28,000 a year, rising up to around £36,000 with more experience. Senior managers may earn up to £45,000 or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Community waste officers work within local authorities, community organisations or private waste management companies.

You can search for jobs on the local authority website www.myjobscotland.gov.uk under waste management.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
10717
2.9 %
RISE
2029
11023
  United Kingdom
2024
102415
3.9 %
RISE
2029
106421

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What Does it Take?

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You should have:

Training

Getting On

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