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Class 2 HGV Drivers


Accept Recruitment is looking for Class 2 Drivers to join a companyCarry out  based in York, YO26.


Daily duties:

  • Drive/ operate waste collection vehicles safely and collect waste from customers’ premises via waste containers (various types) as instructed by Traffic Office and according to all site ruler
  • Ensure the vehicle is roadworthy and load safe for the public highway. Comply with all highway rules e.g. speed limits and weight/ height limits
  • Transport the load collected to an appropriate waste disposal facility (as instructed by Traffic Office) and ensure that relevant legislation is adhered to (e.g Environmental Protection and Control of Pollution Act 1974 and, in particular Registration of Carriers Act amended 1989) in order that the Company maintains its Waste Management Licence and Registration of Carriers Certificate.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times whilst carrying out these duties
  • Liaise with Traffic Office at the end of each working day to de- brief and clarify jobs completed on that day and check worksheets relating to jobs for the next day
  • Maintain accurate records relating to work undertaken, vehicle information and checks accident reporting, near miss reporting, hours worked, vehicle movements (via tachograph) etc.
  • Ensure compliance with Road Transport Directive, especially in relation to hours worked and declaration of any other employment outside of the Company 
  • Maintain the Company vehicle in a clean and tidy condition, including cleaning out compacted waste from waste equipment (‘digging out’), if appropriate , and ensure the cab is kept clean.
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks as per laid down procedures 
  • Report any vehicle defaults to Depot Management according to procedures
  • Report any issues relating to customer service to Depot Management on daily worksheets 
  • Report any accidents or near misses according to procedure 
  • Attent toolbox talks in order to encourage a safe working environment
  • Take all reasonable steps to safeguard the health and safety of self and any other person who may be affected by the job holder’s actions at work.
  • Carry out other reasonable job related tasks as required by the company 



  • Class 2 HGV licence 
  • Clean licence (no more than 3 points)
  • Physically fit- ability to push/ pull potential heavy containers 



Shifts and rate of pay:

Standard is 45hr per week Monday - Friday - 4:00 - 13:30 - weekend overtime available 

Backshift Monday - Friday 13:30-23:00

Pay : £11.77ph 


Accept Recruitment is an equal opportunity recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitability skilled or qualified individuals, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

We act as an employment business in relation to this vacancy. 

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

If you haven't heard back from us within 2 weeks, please assume that unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

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