Waste disposal and environmental services managers
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Waste disposal and environmental services managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the operations and development of waste disposal and related environmental services facilities within private firms or public authorities.
QualificationsEntry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications, including a degree or equivalent qualification in a related subject, and/or relevant experience. NVQ levels 3 and 4 and professional qualifications are available. Professional qualifications are available from the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and may be mandatory in some operational management posts.
- determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements;
- manages and delegates tasks to staff and co-ordinates the maintenance and optimum utilisation of waste disposal and related equipment to provide an efficient service;
- monitors levels of waste disposal, recycling and related environmental services, compiles statistics and produces reports;
- liaises with members of the local community to educate and promote the concept of recycling and appropriate waste management;
- keeps up to date with new legislation and liaises with appropriate regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with legislation regarding waste disposal and environmental services;
- co-ordinates the resources and activities relating to the procurement, collection, storage, processing and sale of scrap metal and related products.