sorter labourer




Sorter labourers sort recyclable materials and waste from a recycling stream, and ensure no unsuitable materials wind up among the recyclable materials. They inspect the materials and perform cleaning duties, and work in compliance with waste regulations.

Alternative label

  • sort line operative

  • sorter

  • textile sorter

  • yard operative

  • recycling site labourer

  • grader

  • recycling site sorter labourer

  • recycling metal sorter

  • recycler

  • sort belt operative

  • yard labourer

  • recycling site sorter

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

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