Types of waste collection vehicles


Different types of heavy trucks used for waste collection such as front loaders, rear loaders, and side loaders.

Alternative labels

typology of waste collection vehicles
rear loaders
front loaders
waste collection vehicles
waste collection vehicle types
side loaders

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of waste collection vehicles is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Refuse vehicle driver: Refuse vehicle drivers drive the large vehicles used for refuse collection. They drive the vehicles from the homes and facilities where the refuse is collected by the refuse collectors on the lorry and transport the waste to the waste treatment and disposal facilities.
Waste broker: Waste brokers act as mediating party between clients and waste management industries. They ensure the waste is collected from the client by a specialised professional, and transported to a waste mangement facility where it is processed.

Optional knowledge

Types of waste collection vehicles is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022