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Council hiring bin inspectors ahead of recycling changes

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As Ballarat prepares to change how it recycles, new staff will be employed by council to check residents are following the rules.

Job advertisements for between six to eight 'Recycling Bin Inspectors' have gone live on a recruitment website.

The advertisement has been posted by recruitment company People @ Work, with the post dated as 16 September 2019.

It comes after the City of Ballarat announced it had signed a new 12 month contract with Australian Paper Recovery last week, which is unable to process glass.

The contract means come Monday September 30, glass can no longer be put in yellow lidded bins, but can be placed into the general waste bin, or dropped off free of charge at one of 8 locations around Ballarat.

The advertised positions are for a three month contract, with a start date for "as soon as possible", to "commence a three month project auditing the contents of residential recycling bins."

The roles are described as "Monday to Friday, 6:30am - 12:30pm for at least three months," and involve "4 hours of bin inspecting, 1 hour of letter dropping, and 1 hour administration."

The selection criteria for the role includes good customer service skills, physically fit and computer literate. 

Successful candidates also require a current driver's licence and to be able to pass a police check and drug screen.

There is no indication as to how much a Recycling Bin Inspector would be paid.

It's understood the inspectors are part of a broader education strategy, including pamphlets, advertising, and fridge magnets to help locals adjust to the changes.

For more information about the recycling changes to Ballarat, visit recyclingballarat.com.

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