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Materials Recyclers salvage materials from industrial, commercial and private establishments for resale.


  • sorts, packs and stores plastics, glass, paper, metals and other recyclable materials which have been collected from household, commercial and industrial premises in preparation for use in creating new products.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Materials Recycler

  • You can work as a Materials Recycler without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as waste management or metal trades.

Skills employers are looking for

  • Forklift Operation

  • Communication Skills

  • Repair

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Mechanical Repair

  • Computer Literacy

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