Working for Cleanaway Operations

Our people, the heart of Cleanaway, are committed to achieving our mission – Making a sustainable future possible.


Making a sustainable future possible every day

With over 250 sites across Australia, and a fleet of 5,300 vehicles, our operational teams are ensuring a hands-on contribution is made to making a sustainable future possible.

Our drivers see day to day the impact waste has on our environment and ensure that the waste is transported safely to our facilities where they are treated by our operators to ensure there is minimal impact on our planet.

Our drivers and operators are not our only operational employees. We have many highly skilled and site trained employees who are all working towards the same goal. It takes an army to achieve our day to day in operations:

  • Mechanics
  • Fitters
  • Technicians
  • Site coordinators
  • Bin runners
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Labourers
  • Weighbridge attendants
  • Sorters

Our managers are working together with our blue-collar workforce to ensure day to day operations are met. If you have applied for a role within our operations team, our managers will be in touch with you for a short phone interview. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview. Successful blue-collar candidates will also require a Medical, including drug and alcohol testing.


What we offer 

Here at Cleanaway it’s our people who are helping us make a sustainable future possible. Our teams strive for innovative ways of doing business and are always looking for ways to improve the quality of our processes, products and systems. Our performance-based culture creates opportunities for individuals and teams to achieve, and nurture talent to help grow careers within the business.

Making a sustainable future possible isn’t just about managing waste and natural resources – it’s also about being proactive members of the communities we live and work in. We work together with local organisations and councils to improve services and give back to communities.

We strive to make a sustainable future for the planet but also endeavor to to return value to all our stakeholders, and our people by providing job security, long term employment and career opportunities, because that is the ‘Cleanaway Way’.

Our committed workforce has enabled the business to grow both organically and through acquisition. With over 50 years industry experience we have long term contracts with our customers allowing us to provide long term employment and entire careers within our business.

We promote a performance-based culture, and offer learning and development opportunities to help our teams achieve ongoing success. We offer apprenticeship and traineeship programs to give people starting out in our industry a great foundation to build strong careers.

We also offer the following:

  • Apprenticeship, traineeships and internships
  • Brand new fleet with state-of-the-art technology
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Cleanaway university
  • Diversity and inclusion plans
  • Employee Assistance Program – EAP accessible for employees and their families
  • Employee referral programs
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Service milestone recognition program
  • Shift work opportunities
  • Staff benefits including discounts on healthcare
  • Study assistance programs
  • Weekend work
  • Work life balance

Our Cleanaway Way

    1. Cleanaway values  
      We are a values-driven organisation and actively seek people who share our values and aspire to deliver results through living our values day in day out. Our people make a difference to our success whether they are at entry level, in a hands-on role or are people managers.


    1. Leadership model 
      For us to be a great team, achieving great things, we need to work together, focused on the same goals. Teamwork is always stronger when we have clarity and when everyone knows what their job is and what is expected of them. Our Cleanaway Leadership Model is a guide that suggests specific leadership behaviours for specific environments. The Model is a framework designed to provide unambiguous performance expectations from incumbents and future leaders to fully align with our enterprise objectives and is used a recruitment tool when seeking leaders for our business.


    1. Diversity and Inclusion Policy  
      We are proud of our diverse workforce, and embrace the strength and innovative thinking that comes from teams with diverse values, backgrounds, skills, experiences and aspirations. Whether our people are on the road, onsite, or in the office, they are all part of delivering Cleanaway’s mission, to make a sustainable future possible. We value diversity and inclusion and recognise the benefits that it brings to our company, customers and other key stakeholders.Our Diversity and Inclusion Policy and the supporting processes are aimed at creating a culture where our employees understand that each individual is unique and that managing diversity makes us more flexible, productive, creative and competitive.Our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to all areas of our business, including recruitment, selection and appointment to roles, training and development, remuneration and reward, retention of employees, forms of leave and flexible working arrangements, succession planning, company policies and procedures.


    1. Aboriginal engagement  
      One of the ways we’re delivering on our mission to make a sustainable future possible is committing to closing the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cleanaway endorses the vision of a nation which values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, cultures and peoples and recognises their unique position as the original custodians of Australia.


  1. Reconciliation journey  
    For Cleanaway, reconciliation is about creating a level playing field for all employees while working with communities in a way that enables economic independence, whilst caring for country. We have built the foundations by educating our staff about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage as a proud part of a shared national identity. We know that diversity makes us stronger as a business and we’ll continue to nurture a more culturally diverse community of employees, partners, customers and suppliers. Having completed our introduction to reconciliation through our ‘Reflect’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) (2017-2018) we’re proud to now begin the next step in our journey with our ‘Innovate’ RAP (2018-2020). It is a vital contribution toward building a stronger Australian community – and an important part of our commitment to making a sustainable future possible.