Recycling or Rubbish Collector – ANZSCO 899611

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Collects household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling or disposal.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

  • Waste Removalist


  • Garbage Depot Worker

Skills Assessment Authority


No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8996 Recycling and Rubbish Collectors


collect household, commercial and industrial waste for recycling and disposal.


  • riding on and in garbage and recycling trucks
  • collecting rubbish and items for recycling from domestic, commercial and industrial premises
  • loading rubbish and recycling into bins and garbage and recycling trucks
  • unloading garbage and recycling trucks
  • may operate compacting equipment on garbage trucks
  • may supervise other garbage collectors

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

Occupations in this Group