Waste Industry Directory


Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment.Information on the sustainability of beverage cartons including manufacturing and recycling information.
The trade association for the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas industries, represents all those involved in the design and build of the biogas infrastructure of Britain.
UK Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation. Save-a-Can, facts and figures, recycling site locator and educational resources.
The APSRG is a leading forum for debate between parliamentarians, business leaders and members of the sustainable resource community on the crucial issues affecting sustainable resource management in the UK.


British Aerosol Manufacturers Association. Support and information for local authorities, including educational pages for schools.
Offers BSc Environmental Science - Full and part time. Link takes you to the course
British Plastics Federation. Information on waste management, sustainability, environmental impact and recycling of plastics.
Recycling information for households and businesses and bring-bank site finder.
Information from British Glass on glass recycling


Chartered Institute of Wastes Management. Publications, news, events and jobs relating to wastes management.
CIWM Training and Education provides many and various courses in wastes management: NVQ, VRQs and HLAs; certificates; under and post graduate courses; continuing professional development and the Defra New Technologies Education and Training programme. If you can't find the course you and yoru organisation need, then they offer tailored training - specific to your oranisation's requirements. Tel: 01604 620 426. e: training@ciwm.co.uk
Making it easier for local communities, charities and voluntary organisations to find whre the nearest community repaint scheme is.
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities is the representative voice of Scottish Local Government.
Waste and Resource Management MSc - full and part time. Well worth looking at the options at this university.
Community Recycling Network for Scotland. Membership organisation set up to provide support and information for community led groups involved in recycling, reuse, composting, reduction and waste education activities.
Centre for Remanufacturing and Re-use. RRF member Oakdene Hollins has launched this webiste with the express intent of raising the profile of remanufacturing within the UK. Features industrial case studies, recommendations for future policy, links to useful organisations and a forum page for comments from stakeholders.


MSc Waste and Environmental Management. Many courses of different levels. Enter 'Environmental Management' into the search bar and they will all pop up.
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Recycling and waste news, legislation and information for local authorities.
The Department of the Environment is one of 11 Northern Ireland Departments created in 1999 by the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and the Departments (Northern Ireland) Order 1999. The Department's aim is to improve the quality of life for everyone in Northern Ireland through: •the promotion of sustainable development principles in all the activities of government and wider society •in particular, their application in DOE's responsibilities for land use, air and water quality, waste management and the natural and built environments •the reduction of road traffic casualties; and •the promotion of efficient and effective local government.


FRN's site dedicated to selling items on Ebay which have been collected by re-use charities.
Vocational Qualifications. Working to put National Occupational Standards into a framework which provides a flexible system for employers to use. Making NOS easier to understand and simpler to use in a variety of ways. Supporting work based learning packages, such as apprenticeships and developing career progression routes within the wastes industry. Website updated in September 2010. Good accessible site.
Contains regulatory guidance on the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.
Lots of information on waste management regulations - includes a thorough glossary.
Environment Agency Wales is in a special position - it is an Assembly sponsored Public Body, while being part of the corporate Environment Agency for England and Wales.
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) works on behalf of our Members to support and promote the waste and resource management industry. They work with governments, parliaments and regulators to bring about a sustainable system of waste and resource management for the UK.
These pages of the EU website gives information and strategy info on issues of the environment
European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment. Contains useful publications on packaging waste.


NEbosh Environmental. Plus other related courses The link leads straight to these courses
Friends of the Earth. Waste-related environmental campaigns.
The Freecycle Networkâ„¢ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are exchanging stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Free membership.
Furniture Re-Use Network. The only umbrella organisation for around 300 furniture recycling projects throughout the UK. Also contains a wealth of information on where to send your unwanted hearing aids, spectacles, vinyl records etc.


BSc Environmental Management and Planning. the link takes you straight to the list of environmental courses


MEng/BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering. The link takes you straight to the School of Build Environment
The Health and Safety Executive Waste Management and Recycling web pages contain all sorts of useful H&S information guidance and publications. The HSE Web site also hosts WISH which has its own entry further down our list.
The Resource Management Programme - an innovative programme focusing on delivering training for emplyees in the Waste and Recycling sector. It has a stand alone module structure meaning you can just focus on one specific topic area or mis and match to gain a broader breadth ofknowledge. Includes both technical and managerial topics. Intensive modular approach minimises staff time out of the office. The courseis industry specific, with delivery by trainers who are industry experts in the topics, using real life case studies. The practical approach makes a real difference to day-to-day performance. For further information and course details contactMike Hibbert 01484 472 973 or email m.hibbert@hud.ac.uk


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering: MSc in Environmental Engineering; MSc in Environmental Engineering and Business Management; MSc in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development; Full and part-time courses. The link leads you straight to the relevant courses page
The industry council for packaging and the environment. News, legislation, publications and education on all aspects of packaging.
International Solid Waste Association. Information on worldwide sustainable waste management issues.


Environmental charity and the anti-litter campaign for England.
Environmental & Earth Resource Management MSc; Hazards & Disaster Management MSc; Sustainable Environmental Development with Management Studies MSc. All above courses full time and part time. The link takes you straight to the pages relating to these courses.


Info the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme.
London Community Recycling Network. Supports the activities of London-based voluntary and community waste minimisation and recycling groups and organisations.
Recycling information website.
Local Government Association. Publications, responses to consultations and guidance for local authorities on waste management. Aims to set the political agenda and speak in the national media on the issues that matter to council members. The LGA covers every part of England and Wales, and includes county and district councils, metropolitan and unitary councils, London boroughs, Welsh unitary councils, fire, police, national park and passenger transport authorities.
Support for recycling and recyclate markets within the London area.
PGC/PGD/MSc Waste and Environmental Management (And others)


The Biffaward Mass Balance programme seeks to improve information about the environmental impact of resource use throughout the UK.
Recycling for sustainability. Work-based training programme for business managers to achieve long-term and financial and environmental benefits. Funded by Wastepack Ltd and scholarships also available from Wastepack.
Materials Recycling Week website - complementing the magazine.
Municipal Waste Europe is the European association representing municipalities responsible for waste management and their publicly owned waste management companies, promoting public responsibility for waste management as a service of general interest. Municipal Waste Europe Rue des Deux Églises 26 BT 5 BE-1000 Brussels Tel: +32 2 229 2145 Fax: +32 2 218 12 13


The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending for Parliament.
The National Association of Wheelie Bin Washers represents those wheelie bin washing companies that are able to satisfy the associations entry criteria, which requires them to comply with all existing legislation and guidelines for the washing of bins using high pressure water pumps.The association aims to provide a forum to monitor and influence UK and EU Legislation with regard to the washing of wheelie bins whilst policing the industry on behalf of its members to try and improve standards within the association’s membership. It also aims to influence both Councils and Government with regard to the policing of those companies that do not respect present legislation and guidelines whilst carrying out the activity of washing wheelie bins.
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health. Health and Safety courses run by Envico Ltd, they have a Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management.
Environment Agency site to help small businesses to understand their environmental responsibilities. Updated to include a new waste directory that shows small businesses where to find licensed sites for recycling or disposing of their waste and info on legislation. Also to give guidance to those working in recycling of metal components, scrap metal, community groups, not-for profit orgs.
National Hazardous Household Waste Forum. News, events, publications and legislation on hazardous household waste. Visit the virtual house.
NIEA - Aim is to protect, conserve and promote the natural environment and built heritage for the benefit of present and future generations. Our vision is that we will have a healthy and well protected environment and heritage in Northern Ireland which contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the whole community.
Website of the Governing body of Northern Ireland
Nuclear Legacy Forum. NuLeAF seeks to build capacity within local government to engage effectively with nuclear legacy management and works to represent the views of member local authorities to national bodies.
The official site of the Prime Minister's Office. The latest news from the Prime Minister's Office.


BA/BSC Environmental Studies. Part time. Modular. Diploma in Pollution Control. Part time. Modular.
The Organics Recycling Group, previously known as the Association for Organics Recycling (AfOR), recently merged with the REA in January 2013 and provides a technical enquiry service for members and supports enquiries relating to quality standards for compost and digestate, compostable packaging schemes [industrial and home scale] as well as any subject relating to the collection, treatment and use of biodegradable resources. The ORG works closely with the Biogas Group of the REA and many of the companies are members of both.


A very useful website, should you ever need to find out about disposing of pesticides.


The Renewable Energy Association was established in 2001 to represent British renewable energy producers and promote the use of sustainable energy in the UK. The REA was called the Renewable Power Association until October 2005. Representing a wide variety of organisations, including generators, project developers, fuel and power suppliers, equipment producers and service providers. Members range in size from major multinationals to sole traders. Membership topped 500 in early 2007, making the REA the largest renewable energy industry association in the UK.
Recycling of Used Plastics Ltd. News, data, resources and advice useful for local authorities on plastics recycling in the UK.
Recycle for Scotland provides advice and information on how to recycle
Run by Waste Awareness Wales, Recycle for Wales provides householders with information on their local recycling facilities throughout Wales.
WRAP National Recycling Campaign - lots of information for the householder.
Recyclezone, is a great way to introduce ideas about recycling, reduction and reuse of waste to children between 5-13 years old. Loads of fun activities and quizzes and a teachers' section full of useful resources
A Scraps/Waste and Recycled Materials Business to Business Directory or search engine covering paper, iron, steel, metal, plastic, rubber tyre scrap,Computers, mibles phones, class, minerals, chemicals, textiles, leather and waste recycling equipment machines and reprocessed raw material.
This is a public interest/information site. How to recycle just about everything! Contains over 70 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.
Recycling Guide - A fun, informative and educational guide to recycling offering useful tips on why to recycle and how to go about it.
The Resource Association's ReQIP project brings together information from a wide range of reprocessors about their quality requirements for recyclate received by them, and highlights what they class as ‘prohibited materials’ which affect the integrity of their raw material. It is designed to provide information of use to local authorities and companies servicing the C&I sector as they determine the best ways to collect recycling in their local area, in the absence of any formal guidance from Government in England. It should be read alongside other valuable sources of information, all gathered within the WRAP Resource Hub, and including the Waste Regulations Route Map.
ReusefulUK is a registered charity incepted by scrapstores, resource and creative reuse centres to gather and share information about issues, barriers, opportunities, good practice, achievements, promotions and publications.


The devolved Government for Scotland.
SCRIB ­ the Steel Can Recycling Information Bureau ­ provides information... on steel packaging recycling to the general public, local authorities and the commercial sector. It is a valuable education resource for teachers, parents and education officers, with downloadable class room activities which can also be done in the home. Our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of recycling steel.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s environmental regulator. Our main role is to protect and improve the environment. We do this by being an excellent environmental regulator, helping business and industry to understand their environmental responsibilities, enabling customers to comply with legislation and good practice and to realise the many economic benefits of good environmental practice. We protect communities by regulating activities that can cause harmful pollution and by monitoring the quality of Scotland's air, land and water. The regulations we implement also cover the keeping and use, and the accumulation and disposal, of radioactive substances. SEPA is a non-departmental public body, accountable through Scottish Ministers to the Scottish Parliament. SEPA has been advising Scottish ministers, regulated businesses, industry and the public on environmental best practice for over a decade.
SITA Environmental Trust have supported a project, carried out by r3 environmental technology limited and AEA Technology PLC, to collate the large body of existing, and apparently forgotten, information about composting mechanically separated fractions of MSW including sampling and sample preparation issues; and then to present this information in a form that is easily accessible to the UK waste management industry, environmental consultants and researchers.
SITA Trust supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. On the website you can find out how to apply and see what projects they have supported across the UK.
Through this MRes Environmental Management degree, great emphasis is placed on obtaining the practical skills necessary for working in environmental management, with almost two thirds of the course marks coming from the research project. Many of the projects will be based in industry or in governmental organisations, which enhances the relevance of the research undertaken. The link takes you straight to the course


Steel Can Recycling Information. Educational resource on steel recycling (directed mainly at younger recyclers ) including games and interesting facts - run by Novelis Recycling.


Uclan now (2014) provides ~WRAP's Recycling Managers' Training Programme. Further information can be found on the Uclan website or email: ARGlover@uclan.ac.uk. MSc in Sustainable Waste Management - programme designed to enhance students' career prospects by the application of scientific and managerial expertise to practical business situations. Modular. Various courses: PGD/Msc Waste Management PGD/MA sustainable Waste Management CIWM and various university certificates in Waste Management, Minimisation, Reclamation and Recycling. (and others).
Courses in the environment, sustainability and climate change at their Cornwall campus. The link takes you straight to the department
Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, MSc, Sustainable Environments. Full and part time. Link takes you straight to course information
MSc Sustainability (Environmental Consultancy and Project Management). This programme is aimed at graduates and professionals who want to pursue roles as consultants and managers in the corporate social responsibility, environmental management and sustainability arenas. The programme, which was the first of its kind in the UK, combines courses that provide grounding in the broad scope of topics which sit under the umbrella of sustainability, ranging from project development to corporate sustainability strategy; alongside courses that focus on the tangible professional skills that are used by environmental and sustainability consultants and project managers. Full time or part time. The link takes you straight to the course.
Environmental Engineering. Various courses. The link takes you to the department (And others)
Well-funded courses in wastes management. They offer home-based HNC, Foundation Degrees or BSc using your prevous experience and qualifications - no need to take time off work. They also offer a basic Waste Awareness Certificate developed in partnership with CIWM. For further information tel: 0800 358 2232 or email study@northampton.ac.uk. Find out about their open days at www.northampton.ac.uk/opendays The link takes you straight to the Wastes Management section
PGC/PGD/MSc Environmental Engineering. Full time. Modular.Link takes you straight to the MSc Engineering
MSc Environmental Pollution. Full time. Contact Dr Chris Collings 0118 378 8910, email: c.d.collins@reading.ac.uk. Link leads straight to the course info
MSC in Environmental Assessment and Management and others
MSc Renewable Energy and Resource Management. The link takes you straight to this course. A good array of other related courses BA/BSc etc.
Masters programme in Environmental Entrepreneurship among other courses. The link leads straight to the course.
BA Environmental Science. Full and part time. Modular. Link takes you straight to the course.


Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board. Information on a range of training possibilities for the waste management industry including new recycling NVQs. Also provides employability qualifications . Training provided on-site at employers' premises at times convenient to employer/employee. Waste and recycling qualifications fall into the following categories: Anaerobic Digestion, Recycling, Wast and H&S Dash Training programme specifically for the waste industry.
Waste Aware Scotland provides you with helpful advice on how and why to reduce, reuse and recycle your household waste. http://www.wasteawarescotland.org.uk/html/index.asp
An indespensible source of information on every possible aspect of the waste industry. packed with loads of information sheets relating to common materials, legislation and published reports. An ideal site for use by everyone from householders to students to policy makers.
Established with support from the European Commission Directorate General for Research as an information centre on sustainable waste solutions. The Waste Solutions Web Centre was brought to you by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability in cooperation with the partners of the Waste Solutions European Urban Waste Management Cluster (EUWMC). If you are an urban waste management officer, policy maker, expert or urban planner, this site offers you a wide variety of resources and tools for implementing sustainable waste management. Also visit www.iclei-europe.org.
The website of this national charity is carefully organised to guide visitors to the information they are looking for. The website is arranged according to their main areas of work and gives a good idea as to the diversity and breadth of Waste Watch.
Waste management is vital for people’s health, environment and local economy, and yet half the world’s waste isn’t properly managed. WasteAid UK is making an impact on the global waste emergency. WasteAid UK Partners with local organisations to improve the health, environment and livelihoods of people without waste services. WasteAid UK Builds the Skills of local people to deliver practical solutions to the waste crisis in their own communities. WasteAid UK Raises Awareness of the benefits of proper waste management and campaigns for greater change.
The objective of this project is to create one online reporting infrastucture leading to more accurate data collected more regularly and efficiently available for access on a timely basis.
Women's Environmental Network. For men and women. News, publications and ideas for local authorities on waste prevention.
Welsh Government.
Waste Information Network has been developed by the South East Centre of Excellence (SECE) as a free support tool for the waste management sector, providing up to date information on all aspects of waste management, particularly useful for local authorities. WIN aims to assist local authorities in increasing efficiency, improving services and achieving cost savings. Key aspects include a document library; a guidance and best practice section with case studies and toolkits and advice and support on a variety of procurement issues.
Waste Industry Safety and Health forum. Representatives from the waste management and recycling industry have come together to form the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum. WISH members include representatives from HSE, main trade associations, professional associations, trade unions, recycling organisations and national and local government bodies involved in waste management and recycling. The aim of WISH is to identify, devise and promote activities to improve industry health and safety standards.
The Welsh Local Government Association represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.
Waste & Resources Action Programme. Practical advice on recycling materials in the UK. Other Websites and helplines for previously funded Government programmes, including Envirowise and NISP, which have ceased to exist are now available from this WRAP website.
Combining, and replacing, the online recycling information system (ORIS) and kerbside dry recycling performance benchmarks tool, this WRAP Portal makes it easy to search for information on a specific local authority, or set criteria to find authorities that are running relevant schemes. The portal consists of three sections: • performance benchmarking for kerbside dry recycling and residual waste yields; • scheme details and search function; • recycling and waste statistics at a UK and country level. You can search for information on a specific local authority, or set criteria to find authorities that are running similar schemes. This is really helpful if you are thinking of starting a new scheme and want to talk to someone who has first-hand experience.


Information on waste management; includes advice on recycling, reusing, reducing rubbish, with news and links to public awareness sites.