Recycling Assistant

London (East), London (Greater)
05 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client based in East London is recruiting for a  Recycling Assistant to assist with administration, organisation, promotion, consultation, installation, operation and monitoring of kerbside, estate and bring site recycling schemes.


To provide support to the Recycling Officer to increase recycling and waste minimisation activities within the Borough.

To liaise with different groups associated with multi-occupancy dwellings and bring sites (including the commuter and park recycling bins) within the Borough and actively promote the expansion of the number of communal recycling facilities and promote their use.

To assist the Recycling Officer to manage kerbside recycling schemes (eg. green waste, kitchen waste, dry recyclables’ collection scheme), estates based recycling schemes and reuse projects.

To assist the Recycling Officer to manage the waste awareness and education service as and when required.

To provide word processing and database support to the Recycling Office, typing letters, reports, memos, and producing spreadsheets and other information related to recycling activities.

To process customer queries and complaints within Recycling Operations in accordance with Council procedures.

To maintain operational information and schedule and performance monitoring data. To correlate and analyse data received and provide various statistics related to the work of the Recycling Operations (eg. recycling tonnages, performance indicators, etc), using Access and Excel packages.

To research and produce draft reports related to waste minimisation and recycling as and when required.


Ability to promote new initiatives and developments in the field of waste minimisation and recycling in line with Council Policy and to identify future areas of activity.

Ability to communicate with a wide range of people including staff, contractors, customers, representatives of organisations/community groups and the general public.

Ability to prepare and initiate routine correspondence within the recycling area.

Ability to analyse information both statistical and financial.

Ability to maintain a wide range of record keeping systems both computerised and manual.

Ability to demonstrate an understanding of Equal Opportunities and Customer Care and its importance in the provision of services.

Knowledge of Health and Safety at Work Act.

Ability to oversee projects including monitoring of performance standards.

Knowledge of current environmental and recycling issues.

Ability to monitor performance standards of recycling services.

Ability to prepare bids for government funding.


Experience of organising a high volume, varied workload without day to day supervision.

Experience of liaison with a wide range of people.

Experience of working in a Recycling or Waste Management Environment.

If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email

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