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Recycling Officer

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A recycling 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

You could be:

Pay

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

Pay rates for recycling officers are usually around £22,000 to £36,000 a year. Senior managers may earn up to £45,000 or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Recycling officer's work within local authorities 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
703
0.3 %
FALL
2022
701
  United Kingdom
2017
11022
0.3 %
RISE
2022
11059

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have:

Training

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
Tel: 01604 620426
E-mail: training@ciwm.co.uk
Website: http://www.ciwm.co.uk
Twitter: @CIWM

Energy and Utility Skills
Tel: 0845 077 9922
Website: http://www.euskills.co.uk/
Twitter: @EUSkills

Energy and Utility Skills is the Sector Skills Council for the electricity, gas, waste management and water sectors. Their website has a section aimed at 14 to 19 year olds on careers in these sectors.

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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