Community Recycling Centre Operator

Job No: SC202103466
Location: Singleton


We are looking for a passionate and hardworking Community Recycling Centre Operator to join our team at Singleton Council. In this role, you’ll make a real impact on the everyday lives of people within our community by achieving important outcomes for Singleton to grow and flourish. This position is an integral member of the team that works hard to achieve environmental and sustainable goals for the whole community.


Singleton Council has a long and proud history. From our agricultural foundations to our abundant natural resources, we are more than just New South Wales’ largest producer of coal. Singleton has developed into the economic beating heart of the State and a centre of industry, heritage, tourism and community. Here at Council, we offer a wide range of services to our community, supporting our vision to be vibrant, progressive, connected, sustainable and resilient. 



In your role you will contribute to important community outcomes and making a real impact for Singleton. The natural diversity of your role means that every day will be different. This position’s function is to provide customer support to the disposal of household levels of recyclables at the Community Recycling Centre. The position will also be required to operate the recycling shop, collection of illegal dumping and carry out general site and equipment maintenance. This position ensures that the disposal of household quantities of recyclables is undertaken in accordance with Council’s Community Recycling Centre Management Plan. 


  • Strong customer service focus with the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Sound knowledge and awareness of WHS practices.
  • Basic numeracy, literacy and computer skills.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills with the ability to resolve problems.
  • An ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • High risk work license - Forklift (LF).
  • WorkCover NSW Construction Induction Card (white card).
  • Current NSW drivers licence - minimum Class C
  • First Aid Certificate

 It would be advantageous, but not essential to have:

  • Experience in weighbridge operations
  • Certificate III in Waste Management
  • Certificate III in Retail Operations

Singleton Council is committed to ensuring we provide a safe place of work for our staff and visitors and require all employees to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 in accordance with Singleton Council's COVIDsafe Workplace Protocol.

This position is offered on a permanent fulltime basis working a 7-day rotating roster totaling 76 hours per fortnight.

Remuneration for this position is based on of the salary system which equates to a base salary between $2414.01 and $2661.45 per fortnight including shift penalties plus award allowances and superannuation. Additional benefits include 5 weeks accrued annual leave per year.


At Singleton Council, we are a dynamic, multi-skilled, diverse group of people who share the same passion — to deliver outstanding services and outcomes to our community. We value difference and the creativity it generates towards our productive workforce.

Working for Singleton Council you will join an Engaged, Safe, Sustainable and Performing workforce who, together, we exist to make a difference for our community. To make smart, sustainable decisions, and to go above and beyond so that our community continues to be loved locally and recognised nationally. If you are looking for a challenging and strategically focused career which delivers tangible results for the community all whilst working in a flexible, contemporary environment, join us on our journey to be the best council in Australia.     

  • Be community-first: You’ll create or support important community outcomes and will be fulfilled by the impact you have on everyday lives.
  • Help drive change, step by step: You’ll help improve what we deliver and how we deliver it. You’ll challenge us to move forward, combining hard work and drive with professionalism and staying power.
  • Learn and grow: You’ll develop your skills and reach new heights through the diversity of what we do and through a range of ongoing training opportunities.
  • Join a supportive, family-friendly organisation: Commit to our journey to achieve the best outcomes for our community and we will support you to find the right balance between work and life.
  • Join a employer of choice organisation: You'll be a part of an organisation that has innovative programs targeting staff wellbeing, recognition and inclusion as well as fostering a culture of collective leadership that has seen our organisation recognised as an Employer of Choice from the Human Resources Director (HRD) Australia.


If you are interested in joining our journey to become the best council in Australia, apply today to develop your skills, reach new heights and make a real impact.

For further information regarding this role please see the position description and information for intending applicants, or contact Aaron Malloy, Manager Waste and Circular Economy on 02 6578 72902.

To be eligible for this role you MUST have the Right to Work in Australia.


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