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Ward Recycling
£12.50 - £15.63 an hour - Permanent, Full-time

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  • £12.50 - £15.63 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time
  • Permanent

Shift and schedule

  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • 10 hour shift



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  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

Full job description

We have an opportunity for a 3.5 tonne driver to join our Compaction team based at our site in Ilkeston, Crompton Road, DE7 4BG.

You will delivering wheelie bins to our customers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. You will also complete waste collections and tip at the disposal location in Ilkeston. From time to time you might need to do some minor repairs on the wheelie bins, like replacing bins lids, locks and wheels, but we'll show you how to do this and give you the tools!

The role will involve 50-60 hours of work each week and so a can-do attitude and flexible approach is important. It might be necessary to work some of your hours at a weekend if we are providing bins to festivals and events over the summer. You'll be paid an overtime rate for any hours worked above 40 each week and you'll be paid weekly.

In addition to delivering wheelie bins you could also expect to assist with transporting parts to our workshops, cleaning containers and transporting colleagues to service providers.

We pride ourselves on the standard of our fleet of vehicles which are all less than 5 years old – we are also excited to have just received a brand-new fleet of vehicles. You will be part of a team of over 100+ driving professionals all committed to doing their part in environmental sustainability.

Key Responsibilities:

You will play a key role in our business, transporting materials from our customers to our processing sites.

A typical day will include:

- Communicating with your planner and following daily schedules

- Liaising with customers and clients on site, maintaining good relationships

- Conducting thorough pre-start vehicle checks

- Reporting any vehicle defects

- Following company Safe Operating Procedures

- Taking care of your vehicle

- Completing daily checks and paperwork

Skills and Knowledge Required:

- Drivers Licence (up to 3.5 tonne)

- Current DCPC Card

- Good geographical knowledge

- Tachograph/ digital smart card operation

What is in it for you?

We offer a diverse role with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience, the ability to work on your own initiative and be part of a busy team. Working hours will be in the region of 55 hours per week, with any hours worked over 40 paid at an enhanced overtime rate.


- Continuous training and development opportunities

- Employee assistance programme

- Company Pension and life assurance

About us:

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £250m, employs over 350 people and operates a fleet of over 120 vehicles. The company is now managed by third and fourth generation family members who continue their commitment to developing waste management and recycling techniques, saving their customers money and helping them to meet and exceed their recycling targets. As a modern business, Ward are aiming to be a positive force in the world. We believe that if we treat our customers, partners, staff and neighbours with respect and dignity, we will succeed in both our business and sustainability goals. As a waste management and resource recycling specialist, the environment is close to our hearts.

We are committed to delivering market-leading performance on key environmental issues in our business, with our customers, our supply chain, and our end consumers.

Do you want to be part of a fast-growing company with a sense of purpose, committed to developing waste management and recycling techniques with an environmental conscience?

For more information about the role, please contact Matt Linacre

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £12.50-£15.63 per hour

Expected hours: 50 – 60 per week


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking


  • 10 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends
  • Overtime

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: 3.5 Tonne Driver
Expected start date: 24/06/2024

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