£9,360 Average salary at age 20
£47,840 Average Salary
53 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • 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.


Entry 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.

UK Prospects

18000 Workforce Size
2.17% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
2151 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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