9611-Garbage and recycling collectors

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Garbage and recycling collectors
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Garbage collectors collect and remove rubbish and items for recycling from buildings, yards, streets and other places.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) collecting rubbish and recyclable materials and locating it into bins and garbage and recycling trucks
  • (b) riding on or in garbage and recycling trucks
  • (c) lifting garbage bins and emptying contents into trucks and larger containers
  • (d) unloading garbage and recycling trucks.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Collector, refuse
- Dustman
- Dustwoman


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Garbage truck driver- 8332

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