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Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

Founded in 1898, CIWM (the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) is the leading professional membership organisation for individuals in the sustainability, resources and waste management sector. CIWM represents and supports over 5,000 individuals and 250 Affiliated Organisations across the UK and overseas.

At CIWM, membership means more for professional life: more knowledge, more connections, more resources, more representation, more partnerships and, ultimately, more potential.

We empower our community of members to achieve success by keeping them updated on the latest news and policy activity from across the sector; providing expert technical advice and information; offering a range of training courses and learning opportunities for all experience levels; promoting the importance of professional development and providing one-to-one career advice; hosting a number of industry-leading events and conferences; and providing a variety of unrivalled networking opportunities, both nationally and on a local level.

We also play a vital role in shaping the future of the resources and waste management sector. We provide an impartial, influential and respected voice in policy discussions in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, ensuring our members’ views are represented and that policy development is informed by theoretical and practical understanding and experience.

It is our mission to unite, equip and mobilise our community of members to lead, influence and deliver so that, together, we can achieve our shared purpose: to move the world beyond waste.

In 2021, CIWM received recognition as an Awarding Organisation and End Point Assessment Organisation (England) from the educational regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This development marked an important milestone in the integration of WAMITAB into CIWM – a move that is intended to strengthen the provision of relevant and fit-for-purpose qualifications, particularly for the resources and waste management sector.

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)
Quadra 500 Pavilion Drive Northampton Business Park
United Kingdom


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