Remove waste and recyclable materials

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Trainer Manual

Unit Information about the CPPCLO3019 training material in this resource


This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify waste and recyclable materials to be removed assess hazards associated with their removal remove waste collected or created through the cleaning process and safely transfer it to a dedicated waste disposal point for collection using required equipment and methods. Waste collection is conducted as part of a regular cleaning routine usually on a daily basis and can include a range of materials such as chemicals contaminated materials and general waste. The unit also covers identifying recyclable materials and transferring them to required collection points. Recyclable materials are those that may be reused or made into another product.

The unit supports cleaners who work alone or in teams. It applies in a range of commercial and residential work sites.

Unit mapping information

CPPCLO2019A Sort and remove waste and recyclable materials

Licensing legislative regulatory or certification requirements

No licensing legislative regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit of competency at the time of endorsement.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

Cleaning operations

Prerequisite co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

The following must be present and available to learners during assessment activities:

  • equipment:

    • as listed in the range of conditions

    • PPE as listed in the range of conditions

  • materials:

    • cleaning chemicals as listed in the range of conditions

  • specifications:

    • AS/NZ 3831 Waste management – Glossary of terms

    • equipment operating manuals

    • product labels

    • SDS

  • physical conditions:

    • suitable work site or venue with waste disposal requirements and facilities

  • relationships with team members and supervisor:

    • work may be conducted alone or as part of a team


  • as specified by the task