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Recycling, Litter, and Waste Management with DC Site Services

Recycling, Litter & Waste Management - Job Description

We work on many different types of events thus each Recycling, Litter & Waste Management job we undertake is different.

Corporate or light event:

On these events we tend to use litter pliers to pick up the litter, we place this into plastic bags which are removed into skips. Cardboard is folded and stacked for either re-cycling or for placing in skips.

One day events:

During the event most of the litter on the floor is picked up using litter pliers or by hand, and placed in plastic bags and again removed to skips.

Litter bins (small) are placed around the arena and its entrances - plastic bags are inserted to hold the litter. When full the bags are taken to sips and another bag is placed in the bin.

Euro Bins (large) are used for the food and market concessions, they're sometimes emptied during the event, after the show has finished a truck is used to lift and empty the bins.

Arenas often need to be cleared overnight - ready for the next days show, or to remove \"blow-able\" litter - here litter is often picked by hand as the litter pliers are too slow, only picking one piece of litter at a time.

Camping Events:

There is normally an arena area to clear and this is done in a similar fashion to the one day events.

The campsites are cleared on a regular basis, with emphasis on keeping the roadways clear, and removing the waste from the concessions to skips, or if possible trucks.

After the event it can take from two days to two weeks to clear the litter and waste, this with as many as 150 staff working in teams on the fields.

Risks:

Gloves are always available - even if you are using litter pliers it is sensible to wear gloves to protect your hands.

Lifting the bins is often hard work and you must remember to lift safely, bending your legs and keeping the back straight when you lift.

Cuts and abrasions are often encountered - you must clean and dress wounds to stop the risk of infection.

Broken glass and needles are sometimes found - you must take care in handling these. Needles should always be disposed of in suitable containers.

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