Highways cleaners keep footpaths, green spaces and streets clean and deal with litter, graffiti, and items left by the public.
- Use cleaning machines and hand tools such as brushes
- Clear drains and gullies
- Use a pressure washer to clean paved areas
- Remove litter, graffiti and fly posters
- Use specialist machines to remove chewing gum from pavements
- Clean equipment at the end of each day
Many street cleaners are employed by local councils.
Street cleaners do their work outdoors.
On average street cleaners work around 37-40 hours a week although many roles can be part-time.
Salary varies but on average starting salary is around £14,000.
You can apply directly for jobs. There are no set entry requirements, although you may need a driving licence to operate road sweeping vehicles.