Refuse or salvage occupation
- Attends the operation of refuse tips, supervises the use of public refuse disposal facilities, and compacts and covers up refuse at landfill sites.
- Collects scrap metal, salvage, paper and other recyclable material from domestic and industrial premises, and sorts material in preparation for recycling.
- Returns dustbins or other containers to premises.
- Empties refuse into vehicle manually or using an electronic tipping device.
- Carries waste material in dustbins or other containers from premises to refuse vehicle.
- Rides in or on refuse vehicle and alights to pick up domestic refuse.
Typical Education Level
Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 22% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for refuse or salvage occupation is £16,829
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,403. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for refuse or salvage occupation roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £16,829 per year. That is about £1,402 per month or £8.63 per hour. New workers generally start on £17,016, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,638
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,403 people are employed in the region.