Waste Smart - Foundation, Chartered Institute of Waste Management
Duration 1 day
Team Staff Development

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to:

  • Prevent wastes arising from workplace activities
  • Contribute to improving the management of resources


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) is the professional body that represents waste and resource professionals working in the sustainable waste and resource management sectors worldwide. CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience.

For / Special Requirements

This course is for those people whose work practices involve the production of waste or those people who need a greater understanding of waste principles. The Waste Smart foundation course is for hands-on people who make front-line, minute-by-minute decisions that affect cost, wastage and compliance, such as:

  • Site cleaners
  • Porters
  • Lab technicians
  • Building managers
  • Facilities managers

  • Understanding why improving resource and waste management is important
  • Knowledge of key regulations and understanding of the responsibilities of those directly involved involved in managing wastes
  • Understanding how resource management can be improved through reducing waste in the workplace
  • Skills to identify improvements in your own workplace
  • A certificate to demonstrate successful achievement of the course

Further information

The course is comprised of the following 5 sessions:

  • Waste as a resource
  • The environmental impact of waste
  • The cost of managing waste
  • Understanding and applying the Waste Hierarchy
  • Legislation and compliance

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
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