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Forrest Street Depot Forrest Street Blantyre, G72 0JP
£12.81 - £13.11 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37.64 hours per week

Job Description

Hours: 37.64 hours

Location: Forrest Street Depot, Blantyre

You will have the ability to undertake a range of skilled refuse collection and recycling duties ensuring compliance with the Environmental Protection Act, Council Policies and Health and safety Legislation. You will provide a quality front line Refuse Collection Service within the local community.

Previous experience of working in refuse collection, recycling and knowledge of health and safety requirements within cleansing would be advantageous.

Driving Licence DESIRABLE



Please Apply online

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

Recruitment Checks

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history.


- To undertake, individually or as part of a team, all duties connected with the removal of household, industrial and commercial refuse from a variety of locations, ensuring the safe operation of mechanisms on vehicles and refuse containers and complying with Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work.

- To participate in the planning of the daily route according to requests for service and to undertake the completion of related records and paperwork as required.

- To assess whether recycling waste is contaminated or clean and advise member of the public accordingly, providing appropriate information on recycling scheme.

- To provide information to members of the public regarding the recycling schemes in operation and advise customers of the full range of services provided by Land Services.

- To undertake waste stream identification, i.e. dry recyclables, metals green waste, fridges etc. and ensure correct disposal.

- Undertake emergency cleaning duties i.e. chemical, petrol and diesel spillages and assisting fire brigade with serious chemical spills.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working including consideration of a condensed working weeks e.g 4 day working week, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
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  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged