CIWM produces reports and undertakes research as and when deemed appropriate by the Scientific & Technical Committee.
This includes updating previous works, commissioning new work and producing evidence for government research and consultations:
CIWM Report 2012 - Professional Perspectives on Waste and Resource Management
This report provides a snapshot of current waste and resources policies and their implementation in the the UK and Ireland and compiles in one place the available data to compare performance between the countries. The report is informed by an extensive online survey of the professional opinion of CIWM members to highlight and to rank in importance the key issues facing the sector.
Rubbish to Resource: Financing New Waste Infrastructure
£8 billion of investment is required in waste infrastructure in order to meet and exceed formal European targets. To ensure that this investment is realised, financial barriers must be overcome to deliver new sustainable waste and resource management infrastructure in the UK.
CIWM's Response to Defra's Waste Policy Review for England - Oct 2010
CIWM’s response to this call for evidence is mindful of the bigger picture around us and recognises that Government policy for waste and resources in England must continue to evolve. CIWM therefore offers this relatively high level response to the consultation together with an invitation to Government to use CIWM’s contacts and body of knowledge to support this review.
Classification of Waste - A Report - Feb 2010
A report produced by Richard Hobbs FCIWM on behalf of CIWM.
In light of the many comments and questions raised in relation to Controlled Waste Regulations 1992 Richard Hobbs has pulled together thoughts on how the legislation can be used and improved. This paper was submitted to Defra during its early consultation on Controlled Waste Regulations in 2010. Many people have found Richard's comments useful and CIWM feels it would be beneficial to have the document available for others to use and consider.
Scoping study of potential health effects of fortnightly residual waste collection and related changes to domestic waste systems - Full Report 2009
This report presents a review of international research into waste collections commissioned by WRAP and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
The report's findings have confirmed existing advice for councils and householders on avoiding risks to public health. No evidence was found that changing to a fortnightly collection creates risks that cannot be dealt with by following the good practice guidance already available.
Standard Form for Waste Management Agreement
Core Standard Conditions of Contract have been produced in conjunction with Clarkslegal LLP.
The standard conditions of contract and schedules will be a 'living' document meaning it will be updated as and when required. Version 4 (October 2009) of the conditions and the schedules are now available at the link above.
The terms of contract are issued as standard terms only. Neither Clarkslegal LLP nor the CIWM can guarantee their appropriateness for any specific circumstances. Individual advice from legal advisers should therefore be sought before using the terms of contract or any part of them. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Cleansing Handbook 2008
CIWM's third edition of the Environmental Cleansing Handbook, which was produced in a busy period of legislative change and Government recognition.
Environmental cleansing is one of the most visible services that a local authority provides to its residents. High
performance in this area has a direct effect on the local amenity and quality of life and is recognised and valued
by almost everyone in a community.
Health & Safety Scoping Study 2007
This report has been produced for the purpose of informing an important Health & Safety Initiative for the waste and resource management industry, to be developed by the CIWM. It presents the findings of a scoping study undertaken to gauge existing health & safety awareness and competence in the sector; exploring current approaches and initiatives, their relative successes, and identifying gaps and weaknesses to inform the direction of the Initiative in the future.
Direct/Variable Charging - Household Residual Waste 2007
DVC Appendices 2007
Discussion and debate on the desirability and implication of Direct and Variable Charging (DVC) for household residual waste has taken place for a number of years in the UK. The report is designed to assist CIWM in the development of an informed position statement on the subject. It build on previous research and considers recent legislative, operational and attitudinal developments in the UK.
Lessons Learned UK 2005
Waste Strategy 2000: England and Wales, published in May 2000, identified the need for a 'root-and-branch' review of the strategy in 2010, with 'smaller reviews' to be conducted in 2005 and 2015. Since publication of the strategy there have been a number of significant developments within the UK, including the evolution and implementation of separate strategies for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The review, undertaken by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) during 2005, focussed on the national waste strategy for England, although within the context of the development of waste strategy elsewhere across the UK.
Lessons Learned from Europe 2005
This study examines the different approaches used to facilitate the development of waste management infrastructure in ten selected EU Member States. By undertaking detailed analysis of cultural, policy, planning and financial features, it is hoped that the UK may learn from these countries' experience and that this in turn provides a basis for identifying the right mix of measures to enable successful development of new facilities to meet the requirements of EU legislation.
Waste Strategy Review Workshops 2005
Four workshops, held in January / February 2005 as part of the review of Waste Strategy 2000, drew a wide range of varied and sometimes contradictory responses from delegates. Given the issues discussed and the range of interests represented by delegates this was expected. However a number of consistent themes were raised, common to all workshops or to separate sessions or questions in individual workshops. In all cases barriers to progress were easier to identify than solutions but useful input to the process was gained.