Household Waste Recycling Centre Operative

Site Operative
200002GD Requisition #

| Salary £9.30 per hour | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | Waste HWRC |


HWRC Site Operative

Grade:                                    Foundation Living Wage - £9.30

Location:                                Farington

Hours:                                     8.45am – 5.15pm


Closing date:                         4th December 2020


Lancashire is the fourth largest local authority in England and covers a huge geographic area and a wide range of communities both urban and rural.  Lancashire County Council manages over half a million tonnes of municipal waste each year. The council has a network of waste facilities which includes the direct operation of 15 household waste recycling centres and two waste transfer stations.

Reporting directly to one of the HWRC Assistant Operations Managers we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to assist in the delivery of all aspects of the HWRC service.

Normal key responsibilities are set out below but in some cases have been amended to accommodate social distancing measures:


  • Direct engagement with customers, including potentially dealing with difficult situations or aggressive customers;
  • Assist facility users with the separation and deposit of their waste, encouraging the general public to recycle as much of their waste as possible;
  • Increase reuse and recycling by actively separating/retrieving recyclable waste and encouraging the general public to reuse and recycle their waste;
  • Ensure site is kept tidy and compliant with any quality, environmental or health and safety standards;
  • Handle and process information such as accepting and requesting permits, and processing any payments for inert waste as necessary;
  • Exchange varied information with members of the public and other staff using excellent communication skills;
  • Following agreed procedures ensure that skips (and other containers used to collect and store waste) are kept available and booked in and out of the household waste recycling centre;
  • Deal with collections directly from the household waste recycling centre i.e. fridges, bric-a-brac etc.

The following attributes are required for the role:

  • Experience of working in waste management is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills and even temperament;

If you have the motivation and commitment, and a real desire to make a difference to how we manage our waste in Lancashire, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Lancashire County Council as an equal opportunities employer intends that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief unless this can be objectively justified.

Lancashire County Council has agreed a Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethical Standards that outline the behavioural and ethical standards that must be upheld by its employees and casual workers. If you are appointed, you will be required to accept these provisions on appointment.

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