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Labourer 1 - Solid Waste and Recycling

Competition No: 2024-LSWR

Duration: Auxiliary

Salary: $32.91/hour + 12% in lieu of benefits.

Last Updated: 4/25/24

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

The Engineering Department is seeking qualified, hard-working, and team-oriented people to join the team as an auxiliary Labourer 1 – Solid Waste and Recycling. In this role you will be performing routine manual work involving considerable physical effort and agility in the collection and disposal of garbage, recycling and green waste.

The duties and responsibilities of staff working in the Solid Waste and Recycling division include, but are not restricted to:
  • Collection of refuse, garbage, recycling, and food scraps/green waste
  • Litter pickup
  • Working at the City’s Eco Centre
  • Cleanup duties
  • Performing related work as required.

Qualifications include up to high school graduation and knowledge and skill in the methods, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in garbage collection and recycling work. This position involves continuous heavy physical work in all weather conditions. Applicants are encouraged to highlight in their applications residential and commercial garbage collection and/or recycling experience. The ability to maintain a very high standard of work is critical for success in this role. Other desired attributes include excellent teamwork skills and the ability to communicate effectively, particularly when dealing with the public.

Please apply online at This competition remain open until all positions are filled. 

Pay Rate: $32.91 + 12% in lieu of benefits.

Locations: Still Creek Works Yard.

Hours of Work: This is an auxiliary position, hours and shifts are based on operational requirements and do not provide guaranteed hours of work. Typical shifts may vary between the hours of 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday and may include occasional weekends between the hours of 7:45AM to 4:15 PM.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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