Guide

Introduction to waste management

Waste management training for your staff

If your business wants to improve the way that it handles its waste then you can benefit from waste management training.

Taking a course in managing or minimising waste can help you identify ways to improve your existing practices. Training can inform and motivate your staff, which in turn can help boost the overall efficiency of your business.

There are a range of basic courses that can help you and your employees to handle waste more effectively. Professional qualifications are offered by many organisations and cover some of the following topics:

  • handling hazardous waste (following health and safety guidelines, keeping dangerous waste secure)
  • collecting waste (storing it safely, sorting it for recycling)
  • implementing environmental management systems (improving your overall processes in order to reduce waste and lessen your environmental impact)

Courses covering these topics range from short one or two-day seminars aimed at beginner businesses that are hoping to improve their production processes and reduce waste, to more in-depth tuition designed for firms planning to specialise in aspects of waste disposal and recycling - see how to find a waste management training provider.

The benefits of studying for a qualification or certificate in waste management include indicating to your customers and partners that you are committed to managing your business waste and protecting the environment.