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RECYCLING                                                                            Open to Public Competition          

Our Recycling Business Unit currently has a need for a Driver on a permanent basis. The role will be based in Portlaoise and will report to the Depot Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for operatives while on the run, ensuring work is completed in a safe and professional manner and to conduct commercial & domestic wheelie bin collections.


Role Specifics:

Job Title:                         Driver

Business Unit:               Recycling

Reporting to:                 Depot Manager

Location:                        BNM Recycling Portlaoise

Duration:                        Permanent

Apply on or before:        30th July 2024

HR Contact:                   Robyn Lynch

Eligibility:                       Public Competition


The Role:

The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Collect various waste streams from customer locations across the route network, ensuring service quality and market share growth in serviced areas.
  • Supervise operatives during waste collection runs (RCV, hook and chain, Curtain-Siders), ensuring safe and professional work practices.
  • Empty wheelie bins using proper techniques and adhere to guidelines for bin positioning as per BNM standards.
  • Complete daily route sheets, conduct vehicle safety checks, and adhere to company policies for safe and efficient vehicle operation, including fuel efficiency initiatives.
  • Maintain allocated company vehicles and property in a safe, clean, and roadworthy condition to maximize safety for drivers, occupants, and other road users, and minimize environmental impact.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and courtesy towards colleagues, customers, and the public.
  • Cooperate fully with company health, safety, and welfare measures for all employees and the public.


The Person:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge, and attributes.

  • Experience in Transport/Waste Industry desirable
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience
  • Must have a C licence and a CPC card(all up to date).
  • Strong understanding and adherence to legislative, company and health & Safety processes/policies whilst driving/in the workplace.
  • Manual Handling & Safe Pass an advantage
  • Good Written and Verbal English essential.
  • Must be flexible to work across different work sections within the business.
  • Eligibility to work in Ireland.
  • A “can do” work ethic with excellent problem-solving skills.


If you wish to be considered simply click “Apply” on the job advert.

Bord na Móna is an equal opportunities employer.