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Recycling Operator / Team Leader

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Permanent - Full Time

Greenacre NSW Australia

Trades & General Labour

  • Work close to home – Greenacre
  • Full time, permanent positions
  • $28.06 pay rate for operator
  • $35.75 pay rate for team leader

Who we are

Cleanaway is Australia’s largest waste management organisation with over 7,500 employees working at over 400 sites. We have been around in Australia for over 50 years, delivering solutions that offer extraordinary benefits not just for our customers, but for our communities and environment we live in. Cleanaway provides sustainable waste management solutions to a range of customers including councils, small businesses, large corporate entities and government agencies.

Why Cleanaway

  • Full-time, permanent role
  • Great rates, penalties and overtime
  • Safe and reliable fleet maintained in our modern workshops, with onsite parking, PPE and uniforms provided.
  • Zero harm safety culture: the safety, health and wellbeing of our people and the communities where we operate are our first and foremost consideration.
  • Great company benefits: Employee discounted share purchase scheme, company discounts, salary packaging, flu vaccinations, EAP and more.
  • Australia’s largest waste management company: career, training and development opportunities.
  • Company commitment to diversity and inclusion programs: 18 weeks paid primary carer leave top-up and options for flexible work.

About the role

Based at our Greenacre depot, we are seeking a Team Leader and a Recycling Operator for full-time work performing essential services throughout the region. 

As a Recycling Operator, you will be responsible for:

  • Operation of equipment, such as forklifts and front-end loaders when required
  • Processing of recyclable fibre and plastic to enable compaction
  • Unloading and loading of trucks and containers
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping
  • Basic routine maintenance of equipment

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have the following:

  • Forklift licence is necessary
  • Front-end loader experience, or, the desire to operate a loader is desirable
  • Experience with generic computer programs is desirable
  • Commitment to safety
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team


Cleanaway’s “Zero Harm” Safety culture means that we care about the safety of people on our sites: we have a zero tolerance to drugs and alcohol. Shortlisted candidates must be prepared to undertake a full pre-employment medical which includes drug and alcohol screening as well as a National Police Clearance if required.

Cleanaway is an employer of equal opportunity and encourages and values diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from First Nations peoples, mature age and early careers, and people from all cultural backgrounds. Females are encouraged to apply.

Don’t waste another minute - come and join us in our exciting journey towards a sustainable future! Simply click the Apply button below or visit and let's make a positive impact together!

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