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About WasteJobs

We are a specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the waste and recycling sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month we promote hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including energy from recycling manager jobs, recycling officer jobs, disposal jobs, energy jobs, engineer jobs, management jobs, planning jobs and recycling jobs.

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Each month thousands of highly qualified active and passive professionals use our job board as it has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive for the jobseeker to use and provides them with widest choice of suitable vacancies and the best possible functionality. Our job search functionality allows candidates to specify the exact type of role that they are interested in finding out more about as they can narrow their job search criteria by job title, job type, job sector, job category, salary, education level and location. When a candidate registers with WasteJobs they are given access to a free candidate management system. This allows the candidate to upload and edit their CV, set up job alerts by email that immediately notifies them of suitable job opportunities, add jobs to a wish list and track all the applications that they have made to suitable job postings. Furthermore the "Smartsearch" technology that we have developed ensures that job seekers find the exact type of vacancy that they want as well as receiving automatic recommendations on other suitable positions and being able to email suitable job opportunities to friends and colleagues.

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Market leading organisations use our job board as an integral part of their candidate attraction strategy as we make the recruitment process quick, easy, and cost effective for them. Furthermore, our tailored recruitment solutions such as featured jobs, featured employers and newsletter sponsorship allow organisations to highlight their employer brand proposition and win the war for talent. The recruiter management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and gives our clients full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being fully integrated with job posting distribution services such as Broadbean, Idibu and Logic Melon. Clients can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as being able to post, edit and delete their job postings. Furthermore, applications to their advertised job postings are sent straight to their inbox meaning that active job seekers can be contacted immediately. Our recruiter management system allows our clients to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete several important questions when they apply to their jobs. This information allows them to make a quick judgement call on whom the most suitable candidates are to take to the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you are an employer interested in finding how we can assist with your candidate attraction strategy or if you are looking to advertise your vacancies, please contact us by email at

Waste Industry Overview

The UK’s waste management industry is a major driving force in the UK economy. Employing over 70,000 workers and with an annual turnover of at least £9 billion, the waste industry significantly impacts Britain’s commercial, political, and social systems.

There are 370 waste collection authorities (WCAs) operating in England and Wales (within local councils). These sites employ most waste management professionals. Waste industry opportunities are also available within private waste management businesses, industrial groups, environmental agencies, and nonprofit environmental projects.

As environmental legislation continues to become more enforced, larger businesses, organisations and educational groups are creating new opportunities for waste management professionals.

Salaries in the waste industry range start between £22,000 and £25,000. The average waste management salary in the UK is £30,000 per year or approximately £15 per hour. Entry-level positions start in the region of £24,857 per year, while professionals with several years of experience or chartered waste managers could earn more than £48,000 per year.

Working as a waste management officer

Handling responsibility, a genuine interest in sustainability, and understanding key legislation are some of the skills needed to be a waste management officer. Waste management engineers are responsible for organising and managing waste disposal, collection, and recycling facilities.

Waste engineers may also manage waste treatment and street cleaning operations. Tasks often include supervising waste management schemes, waste transport, assisting with new waste disposal plans, collecting statistics, and compiling reports.

Waste management companies maintain the best value service for their clients with safe waste disposal that meets government regulations, increases in landfill tax, packaging regulations and recycling targets.

Careers in the waste industry have become increasingly structured, attracting a range of graduates with environmental backgrounds and an interest in waste management.

Moving between the public and private sectors is relatively common and may offer opportunities for career progression. Changes and an increase in new policies and regulations can also lead to new roles, for example, in waste management regulatory organisations and relevant governmental departments. At the senior level, waste professionals can involve added responsibility for large budgets and the strategic management of resources and people.

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