Practical Waste Management

Do you need to learn about the practicalities of managing resources and wastes in the fast-moving real world environment? This training course provides a practical insight into the functioning of the waste management industry in the UK and includes site visits.

This course is run in partnership with the CIWM.


Who should attend?

  • New entrants into the waste management industry
  • Existing personnel who need to keep their knowledge current

What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the legislation that drives and governs the waste industry
  • Understand the impact of the landfill diversion targets and other requirements of the Landfill Directive
  • Appreciate the role of the Environment Agency as regulator
  • Recognise current market trends in treatment and disposal options
  • Appreciate the opportunities and mechanics for materials reclamation and recycling
  • Understand the role, planning, management and restoration of landfill sites
  • Understand the role and scope of waste incineration systems
  • Appreciate the comparisons of the UK industry with waste management in developing and transition countries
  • Understand the role of biological treatment as a waste management option
  • Understand how public perception impacts on the waste industry and how best to manage those impacts

What's included?

  • You will gain 18 CPD points on completing this course
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance