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Rubbish/​Recycling Collector

Kaiwhakahiato Rāpihi

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Rubbish/recycling collectors collect household, industrial or commercial rubbish for disposal or recycling.


Rubbish/recycling collectors usually earn

$16-$20 per hour

Source: Waste Management, September 2015.

Job opportunities

Opportunities for rubbish/recycling collectors are average as, although turnover is high, the occupation is declining.
Dave Ihaia standing on the side of truck collecting rubbish for recycling

Rubbish/recycling collectors collect and sort household and commercial rubbish for disposal or recycling

Last updated 1 June 2017