Bioresources Technical Community


The purpose of this Bioresources Technical Community is to act as a forum for information exchange relating to the management of bioresources.  This includes the operation and process of biological treatment (aerobic and anaerobic) of biodegradable wastes within the UK and Republic of Ireland;  sustainable landspreading of beneficial materials to enhance soil health.


To achieve its aim the Technical Community will:

  • Investigate and report on new techniques or technologies for composting, anaerobic digestion, land remediation or other processes involving bioresources.
  • Promote debate and discussion on topical specialised issues relating to bioresources. 
  • Ensure that members are kept up-to-date with emerging legislation, both International and the UK, relating to all biological treatment, storage, transportation, processing and usage. 
  • Share information on environmental matters concerning bioresources currently in practice. 
  • Respond where necessary to consultation documents issued by Government and International bodies relating to bioresources. 
  • Liaise with Government departments and other organisations working within the bioresources sector. 
  • Provide guidance and specify training requirements for improving bioresources as part of a process of continuous improvement for bioresource professionals. 
  • Co-operate with other CIWM technical and strategic groups and those within the wider industry with regard to information dissemination to avoid duplication of efforts. 
  • Act as a resource of technical expertise to the Chartered Institution in relation to policy, legislation and practice on the subject of bioresources. 
  • Operate in partnership with Organic Recycling Group (ORG) within Renewable Energy Association (REA), and AD Bioresources (ADBA).



Any CIWM member can engage with the Bioresources Technical Community  through the Connect Platform.  CIWM encourages those that work in the Bioresources sector as a regulator or policy lead and who wish to be part of this Technical Community to contact the Policy and Technical Team

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If there are any questions please contact the Policy and Technical Team