Your stepping stones to career progression

Affiliate membership is open to everyone with an interest in resources and waste management and is the quickest and easiest way to access the many benefits CIWM has to offer.

These benefits include access to the latest knowledge and expertise, unrivalled networking opportunities, and exclusive savings on events, conferences and training.

From Affiliate membership, you can upgrade to one of our professional grades – Associate, Technical, Chartered or Fellow – as you progress in your career.

Affiliate Membership


You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience to join as an Affiliate member. Many of our current members joined as Affiliate members before moving on to one of our professional grades.


£137 per year

Spread the cost of your membership when you pay by Direct Debit:

  • £34.25 (quarterly Direct Debit)
  • £11.42 (monthly Direct Debit)


Weekly member newsletter
Quarterly issue of Circular magazine
Access to the CIWM Knowledge Centre
Support from CIWM mentors
Networking opportunities
Exclusive savings on CIWM events and training
Access to CIWM Connect
Technical advice and support

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Continuing your journey

As you progress in your career, you can upgrade to one of our professional membership grades. Our professional grades include designatory letters after your name and entry is based on your skills, experience and qualifications. You can upgrade at any time, providing you meet the criteria for that grade.

Explore our membership grades

Not sure which grade is right for you?

Use our grade finder tool to find your perfect fit. Answer a few simple questions and we’ll recommend the grade most relevant to your experience and qualifications.

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How do I become a member?

Complete our online registration and gain instant access to a whole host of exclusive benefits designed to enhance your career.

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