When you first consider this role, you probably imagine a household recycling centre. However, there are many other sectors a waste and recycling technician can be employed in. For example, agriculture, mining and quarrying, health, and construction.
Today, all businesses and households are trying to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste, to avoid it going to landfill and damaging the environment. Many people and organisations take action voluntarily, but there are also laws that dictate how some materials and items need to be handled if they’re no longer wanted or can’t be used: chemicals or electrical items, for example.