Labourer 1/Truck Driver – Solid Waste and Recycling

Competition No: 2024-L1SWR

Duration: Auxiliary

Salary: Labourer 1 – $32.91 & Truck Driver – Solid Waste & Recycling – $37.20 + 12% in lieu of benefits


Special Notes:

Last Updated: 5/28/24


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/Truck Driver – Solid Waste & Recycling. This is a dual role, at times performing routine manual work involving considerable physical effort and agility in the collection and disposal of garbage, recycling and green waste, and other times operating various sanitation vehicles in a skillful and safe manner.

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
  • Safe and skillful operation of various sanitation vehicles
  • 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. A valid Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia, Class 3 or Class 1 with Air Brake Endorsement, is required as well as a clean driver’s abstract.

Pay Rate: Labourer 1 – $32.91 & Truck Driver – Solid Waste & Recycling – $37.20 + 12% in lieu of benefits

Location: Still Creek Works Yard

Hours of Work: 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 4:15PM

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

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.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.