The Waste Management & Recycling Industry compromises of many different tasks and duties which all pose different levels of risk to workers. Whether you are working in waste collection or waste incineration, there are various different products to protect staff whilst working. From cut-resistant work gloves to heat resistant work gloves and protective sleeves; this blog will explore the different protection available to keep workers safe and processes running smoothly!

Waste Collection

As a refuse collector or waste operative, main duties would include transporting and transferring municipal waste from households and waste recycling centres to sorting centres. Whilst this includes sorting, handling, and transferring waste, workers only require a general level of protection, such as one of the Predator Rigger gloves or our Pred Amber… another suitable solution could be our waterproof Pred Atlantic or Pred Baltic for those colder seasons.

  • Great-quality split-leather rigger
  • 100% cotton lined palm and fingers for comfort
  • Knuckle and vein patches for extra protection
  • Durable rubberised cuff
  • Breathable polycotton liner
  • Crinkle latex palm coating for great grip
  • Cut level 1 under EN388:2016
  • Cut level A under ISO13997
  • 13 gauge polyester liner
  • Dual-coated latex
  • Smooth latex waterproofs to the wrist
  • Sandy latex palm finish for superb wet and dry suction grip
  • Cut level 1 under EN388:2016
  • Polyester outer liner with thermal acrylic-loop inner
  • Dual-coated latex
  • Smooth latex waterproofs to the wrist
  • Sandy latex palm finish for superb wet and dry suction grip
  • Cut level 2 under EN388:2016

Kerbside Collection

Depending on your local council, when recyclable materials are collected from a household, they may be sorted and separated at the roadside. In this scenario, employees will be in contact with various materials, such as plastics, glass, and paper. Because of the risk associated with glass handling, here it would be suitable to wear a level of cut protection.
At Just 1 Source, we have a number of cut-resistant products from cut level C to a maximum cut level F; a selection of which can be seen below:

  • 13 gauge, breathable, ribbed, polyester and Azura blend liner
  • Palm coated in high-quality nitrile foam
  • Nitrile foam offers great grip; enhanced by the ribbed liner
  • Cut level C under ISO13997
  • 13 gauge polyester and Azura blend liner
  • Dual-coated latex
  • Smooth latex waterproofs to the wrist
  • Sandy latex palm finish for superb wet and dry suction grip
  • Cut level C under ISO13997
  • 13 gauge, breathable, polyester and Azura blend liner
  • Polyurethane (PU) palm coating offers good dry grip
  • Incrediby dexterous
  • Cut level C under ISO13997

Municipal Waste Colection

Working at a waste management or sorting plant (a municipal recycling facility), you are likely to have more direct contact with items than in waste collection, having to reach across conveyers to organise waste accordingly, posing a higher risk to workers. In these scenarios it is imperative to wear high-quality certified PPE, which would include our cut level C or higher products, some of which are below:

  • 10 gauge, breathable, polyester and Azura blend liner
  • Palm coated in heavy-duty smooth nitrile
  • Smooth nitrile offers great resistance to oils and grease
  • Cut level C under ISO13997
  • 13 gauge polyester and Azura blend liner
  • Dual-coated latex
  • Smooth latex waterproofs to the wrist
  • Sandy latex palm finish for superb wet and dry suction grip
  • Cut level C under ISO13997