recycling worker


Recycling workers clean materials and remove waste, and ensure the waste and collected materials are sorted in the appropriate recycling containers. They also dismantle vehicles and sort the parts collected, and deposit recyclable materials onto conveyor belts where they can be further sorted.

Alternative label

  • recycling site operative

  • household waste recycling site operative

  • car dissasembler

  • commercial waste reclamation worker

  • car breaker

  • waste reclamation worker

  • vehicle breaker

  • vehicle dismantler

  • waste recycling site operative

  • household waste recycling site worker

  • waste recycling site worker

  • recycling site worker

  • recycling operative

  • household waste reclamation worker

  • reclamation worker

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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