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Refuse Collector

Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 + 2 contractual overtime hours per week)
5 of 7 days
Hedon Depot, Magdalen Lane, Hedon, HU12 8LB
Closing date
Job closes on 24 May
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Communities and Environment
Job reference
Job reference: STRE000707
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The job itself

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Environmental Services, Refuse Team, for a Refuse Collector.

You will work within a team of refuse collection operatives, assisting in the safe operation of a refuse vehicle and providing a high standard refuse collection service to the residents of the East Riding.

To collect household, industrial and commercial waste from a variety of locations, e.g. domestic and commercial properties, schools, etc. Transport wheeled bins, plastic sacks or bulk containers to the refuse collection vehicle from the premise curtilage or from the back door for pre-designated properties. Then completely emptying the contents into the vehicle without causing any avoidable damage, noise or spillage. Leaving the street clear of household rubbish. Replace the bins at the property/collection point, ensuring the bin does not obstruct footpaths or entrances

A suitable level of fitness is required to cope with the physical demands of the job, i.e. the ability to walk for a minimum of 5 hours a day and the dexterity to move loaded wheeled bins. With the ability to work outdoors in all weathers, cover various roles within streetscene and the ability to start work early morning. Initiative, good customer care and communication skills are essential for this post.

To work overtime or weekends to catch up the refuse/recycling service after a bank holiday, due to vehicle breakdown / inclement weather or other operation pressures. On occasions, when the service dictates, you will be required to work on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank/Public Holidays, for which the appropriate enhancement will be paid. There is a requirement to work between Christmas and the New Year.

The role is based at the Hedon depot but good local knowledge of other areas within the East Riding would be useful.


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Kenny Harrison
Area Supervisor
01482 898819 EXT4
Dave Cook
Area Supervisor
01482 898819 EXT4
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