solid waste operator




Solid waste operators operate and maintain solid waste treatment and distribution equipment, and test samples to monitor pollution. They assist in the collection and disposal of solid waste, such as construction and demolition debris, and ensure treatment is compliant to safety regulations. They ensure community waste containers are emptied, ensure proper differentiation between waste which needs to be recycled or disposed of, and monitor equipment.

Alternative label

  • solid waste disposal technician

  • landfill site worker

  • solid waste processing technician

  • waste treatment equipment worker

  • solid waste collection technician

  • waste disposal site compliance technician

  • waste disposal compliance technician

  • solid waste remediation technician

  • waste treatment equipment operator

  • landfill site operative

  • landfill technician

  • waste sorter

  • waste treatment equipment operative

  • solid waste treatment technician

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

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Optional skills and competences

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