9612-Refuse sorters

Job Title: 

Refuse sorters

Job Description: 

Refuse sorters identify, collect and sort discarded items suitable for recycling at dump sites and recycling enterprises or in buildings, streets and other public places.


Tasks include

  • searching through refuse and collecting items for recycling from dump sites, domestic, commercial and industrial premises or from public places such as streets
  • sorting cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, aluminium or other recyclable materials by type
  • placing recyclable items and materials in designated compartments and containers for storage or transportation
  • identifying and setting aside items of furniture, equipment, machinery, or components that are suitable for repair or re-use
  • transporting recyclable items by hand or using non-motorized vehicles selling recyclable or reusable materials.
Specific Occupations: 

Refuse sorter/ Recycling worker/ Waste picker/ Scrap merchant

Merchant, scrap/Picker, recycling/Sorter, garbage/Sorter, recycling/Sorter, refuse

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2441