CIWM Waste Smart - Foundation

(One day programme)

The foundation level of the course is aimed at anyone who generates, handles or manages waste as part of their role within any given business. It provides the information necessary to make astute and efficient waste related decisions, whilst increasing sustainability and improving performance.

This version of the course consists of 5 sessions:

Waste as a resource

Identifying different types of wastes and their legal definition, and exploring the idea that wastes can be a resource with a potential value

The environmental impact of waste

Explores how unsustainable our reliance on virgin materials is, and considers what we do with our wastes and how this can impact on the environment

The cost of managing waste

Explains the hidden costs of managing wastes and the real cost of waste disposal

Understanding and applying the Waste Hierarchy

This session will assist delegates on how they can use the Waste Hierarchy to identify different options for managing wastes within the workplace

Legislation and compliance

Gives a fundamental understanding of the different legislation and legal duties that apply to anyone handing waste as part of their job


Each course concludes with a short assignment based solely on content supplied during the sessions. The questions are predominantly multiple choice, but some will offer the opportunity to elaborate and expand to demonstrate understanding.

Click here for details about the Waste Smart Advanced course.



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Please contact us on 0844 800 8828 for further information or to reserve your place, or alternatively click here to submit your enquiry.

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