Recycling Operative- Portadown

Closing Date: 19th July 2024
Location: Portadown



Full time / Permanent / Ref: RO/PD/07/24

Location:  91 Moy Road, Portadown

Shifts: Day shift (40hrs/week)

Monday to Friday (inc. Saturdays, when required)

Shift patterns will be discussed at interview

Due to our continual growth, we are looking to appoint a Recycling Operative for the rotational day shift in our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), at our RiverRidge site in Portadown.

 Roles & Responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities to include:

  • Responsibility for picking and segregating both recyclable and non-recyclable materials within a busy MRF.
  • Ensure quality and recovery rates are maximised
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and company obligations, & Health & Safety.
  • Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Ensure daily housekeeping rules are adhered to at all times.
  • Adhere to the principles of Manual Handling at all times.
  • Using software to support more efficient methods of quality control /analysis of our waste streams/waste process
  • Any other duties as deemed reasonable by Supervisors /Management

Essential Criteria

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well on own initiative
  • Be self-motivated
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Flexible approach to work hours

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience within a Waste Industry
  • Manual Handling Training Certificate
  • Banksman Training Certificate and experience of performing Banksman

What We Offer!

  • Competitive Hourly Rate – Age 21 and above £11.44/ Under 21 £10.90 (15% hourly premium for hours worked between 11pm & 6am)
  • Overtime rate available
  • Annual bonus (up to £750 subject to achieving set KPIs)
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Cash Health Benefit Scheme

*Must be able to provide documentation to confirm your eligibility to work in the UK


If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the Company application form and return either by POST to Recruitment, RiverRidge, 62-66 Duncrue Street, Belfast, BT3 9AR or by EMAIL to

no later than 5.00pm on Friday 19th July 2024

 In the event of a large number of applications we reserve the right to enhance our selection criteria at the short-listing stage.

 Application Form: Application Form

     Equality Form: Equality Form

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer