Waste Resource Operative

Waste Resource Operative

Develop your Waste Management skills and improve your career opportunities with a Waste Resource Operative Apprenticeship.

Waste Resource Operatives will:

  • Process or Dispose waste and resources
  • Identify and process recyclables
  • Promote the importance of environmental protection
  • Effectively communicate with Colleagues & Customers
  • Understand sustainability and the circular economy
  • Follow Health, Safety and Hygiene procedures
  • Have industry awareness


The Waste Resources Operative covers a number of roles and responsibilities in the collection, transport, processing, disposal and recycling of waste and recyclables.

A Waste Resources Operative may work at a number of different sites and locations including Recycling Centres, Materials Recycling Facility, Composting Facilities, Re-processors and Municipal Waste Collection.

Gain a professionally recognised qualification in Waste Operations and practical experience in the sector. There is a clear career progression path within the facilities sector.

Working with a dedicated tutor at your place of work on a one to one basis, at a pace which suits your learning needs, you will sharpen existing expertise and develop new skills which can be applied in the facilities sector.

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