Working with Waste Management Legislation


This two-day course (16 hours contact time) is designed to provide a basic understanding of the legislation relating to the Waste industry and provide background Knowledge and Understanding for WAMITAB candidates.
The Course has been designed for those new to the Industry, anyone starting or completing WAMITAB COTC awards or experienced managers who require to be kept abreast of recent changes.


To provide evidence of the knowledge & understanding aspects required for the technical units of WAMITAB’s Certificate of Technical Competence (COTC’s)
To provide a basic understanding of the main elements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

To understand and apply the practical aspects of:

  • The Definition of Waste
  • The Duty of Care
  • Registration of Carriers
  • Special Waste Regulations
  • Transport of Wastes (Including Dangerous Goods)

Who Should Attend

  • Any one who requires an update on current waste legislation issues
  • Candidates undergoing WAMITAB COTC Qualifications
  • New comers to the Waste Industry

Course Content

  • The Definition of Waste
  • Registration of Carriers
  • Duty of Care
  • EWC Codes Special Waste Regulations & Consigning Special Waste
  • Carriage of Dangerous Goods (By Road)
  • Storage of Hazardous/Special Wastes
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Health & Safety Management

Training Methods

Participative with a mix of lecturing, case studies and exercises.

Course Materials

Course Manual
Memory stick of Useful Information

Confirmation of Learning

Confirmation of learning is achieved by completion of course exercises.


Candidates who successfully complete course will receive a certificate. Course Certification can be used to demonstrate APL for WAMITAB awards.


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