Jobs at Bristol Waste Company

Are you interested in a career in waste management? We frequently recruit for both operative roles and office-based staff. Read through the descriptions below to see if we have a position that matches what you are looking for!

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Our aim is for Bristol to be a clean and tidy city which is happier and healthier for all those who live, work and study here.

Who We Are

Bristol Waste Company is responsible for refuse and recycling collection, street cleansing and waste disposal for the people of Bristol. We also run the city’s two Household Waste Recycling Centres plus a growing Commercial waste business.

We are an enthusiastic, forward-thinking company with an ambitious vision for Bristol. A key part of this is the clear need to influence behavioural change in the city with regard to waste, recycling and litter, and to involve and empower citizens, community groups and businesses, so that, together, we can make Bristol a cleaner and greener place that wastes nothing. 

Our Company Values

We are Dedicated

We are Curious

We show Respect                             

We take Ownership

We are Collaborative

We work Safe

Bristol Waste Company is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnership status. 

We support the Ban the Box initiative, a campaign which creates a fair opportunity for people with convictions to compete for jobs by removing the tick box from application forms and asking about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process.

We are also part of the Bristol Equality Charter, a commitment Bristol organisations make to help improve equality, diversity and inclusion across the city. 

Does working for us interest you? We welcome speculative applications and would love to hear from you.

Submit your Speculative Application here.


Our Current Vacancies


Reuse Volunteer roles
Location: Avonmouth Reuse Shop, Bristol

Are you interested in Reuse and keen to get involved? Why not volunteer at our brand new Reuse shop in Avonmouth?

We are always looking for volunteers to help in the shop, so if you’re keen to give some of your time and energy, please complete the short form on the link below and we will be in touch. There’s a range of roles from function testing electrical items to upcycling wooden furniture or helping out on the shop floor, if you think you’ve got a skill you’d like to offer please tell us. We can help with travel expenses.

A detailed job description can be found here. For more details and to apply, click on this link to tell us about yourself.


** Please note that we do reserve the right to close application dates early in the event we receive high volumes of suitable applications. All our vacancies close at midnight on the stated closing date and late submissions will not be accepted. All applications will be shortlisted soon after the closing date. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of this date, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful at this stage. Thank you for your interest in vacancies at Bristol Waste.**