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Hours and location:

The role is full time, permanent and based at Ward, Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4AZ.

There are two shifts available;

4.00 am – 13.00 pm

2.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Please specify which shift you are applying for in your application. 


Competitive rates 

The Role:

The primary function of the role is to carry out a range of duties at our ASR Plant in Ilkeston. You will be part of a hardworking team of Ward employees who support in the recycling of over half a million tonnes of ferrous and non-ferrous metals each year. Reporting to the ASR Supervisor, you will carry out a range of duties throughout your shift;

  • Site Operative general duties 
  • Site clearance and cleaning
  • Picking line duties 
  • General maintenance (such as replacing bearings)
  • FLT Operation (if qualified)


The successful candidate will have experience working in an Operative role, not necessarily within the Recycling Industry. A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude who enjoys physical work will do well within our Ilkeston team. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have a Fork Lift Truck licence and experience as this would be advantageous in the role.  


  • Uniform and PPE Provided
  • Staff Benefits – leisure, retail and holiday discounts
  • Company Pension 
  • Bike to Work Scheme 

About Us: 

Today Ward Recycling has an annual turnover in excess of £160m, employs over 300 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. For more information on our business, please see our website. 

How to Apply:

For an informal discussion about this role please call Adam Hissitt on 07900 912295

To apply, send your CV and covering letter to

We look forward to welcoming your application.

No agencies please

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