Recycling Collection Driver / Operative

If you want to work for a local, award-winning business, Changeworks Recycling are now actively recruiting Recycling Collection Drivers to join our team.  

Changeworks Recycling leads the Waste and Resource Management sector enabling Scottish businesses to reduce waste, carbon, and costs with innovative waste and resource management services.

As an industry, waste management is beginning to assert itself as an important part of the environmental agenda. Our unique approach is to foster long-term business partnerships that support, educate, and inspire our clients to reduce their carbon emissions.

This is a customer facing role and you will be required to demonstrate excellent commitment to customer service, and have a flexible, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude to your work.  You will be the sort of person who can deliver to tight deadlines and work equally well as a team member or on your own. 

Location of job


Hours and terms

40 hours per week (some weekend work required)

Holiday terms

32 days per annum plus 3 public holidays

Purpose of the job

To ensure exceptional levels of service are achieved whilst meeting company objectives. The focus is to deliver recycling collections to clients in a friendly and efficient manner.

Main tasks and activities

  • Manage workload to complete all collections in a timeous manner.
  • Record collection data on handheld PDA’s.
  • Establish rapport with clients with an open and engaging manner.
  • Identify opportunities to deliver additional services.
  • Communicate effectively on a day to day basis.
  • Understand agreed service levels and ensure they are upheld.
  • Maintain a courteous and positive disposition with clients at all times.
  • Support other team members as directed by line manager.

Person Specification

To be successful for this role, candidates will need to demonstrate how they meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent verbal communication.
  • Structured organisational and time management and skills.
  • Analytical and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to take decisions when appropriate and work in an unsupervised manner

Recycling Service Operatives collect recycling and waste from clients with a positive disposition, to a high professional standard, and always safely and on time. This is a physical role; you will have a strong commitment to safe manual handling procedures. 

As a front line team member you will demonstrate excellent commitment to customer service and have a flexible, friendly and enthusiastic attitude to your work. You will be the sort of person who can deliver to tight deadlines and work equally well as a team member or on your own.

A good geographical knowledge of the Edinburgh area will be beneficial, and you should have the ability to organise your own workload and use PDA technology.

​​​​​​In return, the successful candidate will receive:

  • Competitive salary and performance based incentives
  • 5% employer pension contributions
  • Generous benefits package
  • First class training and support

We intend to contact you as soon as possible with an update on the status of your application.

Please apply now via the company’s dedicated recruitment portal. 

Salary £21,587 to £23,509 per annum rising further upon completion of HGV apprenticeship, plus generous benefits

Status Permanent

Type Full time

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Location 36 Newhaven Road