Recycling centre staff in Oxfordshire will be given body worn cameras to better protect them from abusive users.
Employees at seven household waste recycling centres in the county will adopt the wearable kit similar to those worn by the police, parking enforcement and trading standards.
Oxfordshire County Council said the cameras have encouraged positive interaction with the public and hopes the devices will discourage intimidating or abusive situations from escalating, capturing evidence if it does.
The cameras will be worn as part of standard work uniform but will not record all the time.
Members of staff will need to inform the person when they intend to turn the cameras on.
More than 1.25million people visited the sites last year with around 20 escalated reports of physical and verbal abuse by a member of the public on recycling centre staff.
County councillor Yvonne Constance, cabinet member for environment, said: “The safety of our staff and customers is our number one priority and using this technology will only be an enhancement.
“Knowing that you could be filmed could for many people be enough to make them think twice before they act.”
Redbridge Waste Recycling Centre in Oxford will be the first to adopt the recording gear.