Collection Operative

Totally Local Company
£20,092 per annum
Expiry Date

Collection Operative

Reference: OP2547
No. of Vacancies: 1
Location: Stockport, SK6 2SN
Salary:  £20,092 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: 18th June 2021

An opportunity has arisen for a hard working and flexible Collection Operative committed to working safely at all times to join the Totally Local Company Recycling and Refuse waste collection team.

Main Purpose of the Job

To help make Stockport cleaner and to minimise its impact on the environment primarily by undertaking the collection of waste materials for recycling, composting or disposal and by undertaking general cleansing duties as required.
 To contribute to the key objective for Environmental Services to provide cleaner streets and less waste in the most efficient and effective way.
 To portray positive image of the Company and to contribute to the achievement of its business aims and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

To collect waste materials from various locations across Stockport in a manner consistent with the relevant Work Instructions and to contribute to the achievement of highest possible levels of waste minimisation and recycling and street cleanliness.
 To undertake waste collection duties in a manner that ensures residents receive reliable, consistent and effective services that are delivered in a professional, responsive and caring manner.
Responsible for ensuring all materials programmed for collection are collected in a manner consistent with, and to the standards required by, the relevant work instructions.
Responsible for presenting a positive image of both the Company and client by professional conduct, especially when in contact with the public and other customers.



Company uniform and other PPE provided for the tasks at hand.
Handling of waste containers and operation of Company lifting, emptying and cleansing equipment.
Operation of such other tools and equipment as are provided for the task in hand.  
Ensuring the value and usefulness of collected waste materials are maximised by exercising vigilance to control the risk of contamination.

Job Activities

To comply with all requirements relating to health, safety and welfare provisions and to report as appropriate equipment defects.
To help make Stockport clean and to minimise its impact on the Environment by undertaking recycling, garden, food and refuse collections and street cleansing duties. 
To undertake the collection and handling of bulky waste items, spillages and fly-tipped materials as required.
To act in the capacity of “Reversing Assistant” as and when necessary to help ensure that reversing manoeuvres are undertaken safely. 
To check containers prior to emptying to ensure that the correct materials are in them and to take the necessary action as required by the relevant work instructions when contamination is discovered.
To ensure that all work is undertaken and completed in accordance with the relevant work instructions.
To complete all work allocated, including rectifying service failures and assisting other crews and teams to ensure that all the day’s work for the service is properly completed in accordance with the relevant work instructions.
To report as appropriate any matters regarding excessive waste production; potential abuses of the services by traders or others; contamination of materials and problems affecting the maintenance of a clean environment.
To operate machinery and equipment associated with the waste collection and cleansing operations.
To work overtime when required.
To properly use and maintain in a serviceable and clean state PPE and company uniforms.
To participate in training and personal development activities in order to maintain an adequate working knowledge to properly fulfil the requirements of the post.
To deliver information to the public and others regarding collection and cleansing services or any aspect of the company’s business as required. 
To complete such paperwork and documentation as may be required by the relevant work instructions.
To assist in the handling, reorganisation and transport of various items of company stock and equipment as required.
To work flexibly in the interests of the service. This may include undertaking other duties provided that these are appropriate to the employee’s background, skills and abilities. Where this occurs there will be consultation with the employee and any necessary personal development will be taken into account.


About Totally Local Company

Totally Local Company offers dedicated teams to support your facility management and make your life easier.

Working with private and public sector businesses in the Greater Manchester areas, we work closely with our customers to engage and listen to your needs. On understanding your brief, we will respond with effective, professional and innovative solutions.

Our People

Our expertly trained teams will carry out all jobs to the highest of standards, in a professional and friendly manner.  As part of their role and training, they will also make your account manager aware of any extra work they believe your business needs or anything you need to be aware of, such as winter maintenance, external lighting or new signage.

We are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our staff. We are also fully focused on providing quality services for our customers whilst creating and preserving a cleaner, greener environment. This is reflected in our certifications to OHSAS18001:2007, ISO14001:2015, and ISO9001:2015.