Waste management officers oversee the collection and disposal of waste from households and businesses.
There will be
5% more Waste management officer jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day duties may include:
You could either:
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) lists industry-recognised degrees and postgraduate courses.
If you take a degree, you’ll also find it useful to gain practical experience in voluntary recycling or environmental projects.
You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.
Starter salary: £22,000 to £25,000
Experienced salary: £28,000 to £45,000
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work standard office hours Monday to Friday. You may work weekends if sites are open 7 days a week.
You’ll be mainly office-based, and visit sites and contractors in your local area.
You’ll usually need a driving licence.
With experience, you could progress into area or senior management. You could also move into recycling or environmental project management.
You could go freelance as an environmental consultant.
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