Recyclers collect, sort and handle a range of recyclable items such as paper, glass, metals and plastics that are then processed and prepared for resale.
Duties & Tasks
Recyclers may perform the following tasks:separate recyclable items according to type
calculate payment to customers
manually prepare recyclable products
operate a forklift
find markets for sale of products
deliver products to market for resale
seek to increase and promote recycling
assist with or provide advice relating to the development of on-site technology for more efficient handling of recyclable items
assist with or provide advice about minimising and avoiding waste.
Recyclable products are collected from community groups, households, industry and commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants and clubs.par Recyclers work in conditions that can be dirty and unhygienic.
enjoy practical work
understand the benefits of reducing waste and recycling
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
aware of public health and personal hygiene issues.