Knowledge & Expertise


Weekly member newsletter
Keep up to date with latest news, knowledge and information from across the resources and waste management sector via our weekly member newsletter.

Circular magazine
Receive print or digital copies of our bi-monthly member-only magazine, dedicated to setting the agenda for the resources sector debate.

Circular digital archive
Access our two-year archive of digital magazines.

Circular Online
Enjoy exclusive access to all privileged content on Circular Online, our daily news and insights website for sustainability professionals working in the resources and waste sector.

Regular policy and legislation updates
Stay up to date with the latest policy and legislation updates and developments.

Technical helpline
Call or email our Technical team for answers to your technical, policy and legislation questions.

CIWM's Knowledge Centre
Access a member-only searchable online library of technical resources, legislation and policy updates, guidance notes and best practice examples.

Webinars and online events
Join member-only webinars on a variety of topics, listen to the recordings afterwards and download all associated resources.

Discounted training courses
Save 20% on CIWM scheduled sustainability, resources and waste management training courses.

Discounted conferences and events
Save 20% on selected CIWM conferences and events where you will hear from a host of influential speakers, join topical debates and network with hundreds of like-minded professionals.

Development bursaries
Apply for bursaries for projects and learning opportunities, including attending events

Special Interest Groups
Join a group of people with similar interests dedicated to furthering research, sharing knowledge and representing members in a range of specific subject areas.

New member events
Attend events specifically designed to support new members to grow their network, expand their knowledge and develop their career.

Career and professional development advice
Contact our Professional Development team for guidance on continuing professional development, learning and career development opportunities and guidance on preparing to become Chartered.

Representation & Influence


Help shape the future of the resources and waste sector
Make an impact and ensure your voice is heard by contributing to consultation responses, responding to surveys and sharing your views.

Recognition & Status


Chartered membership
Demonstrates your high-level of knowledge and expertise and make a powerful statement about your commitment to, and achievements in, the resources and waste management sector.

Demonstrate your distinguished accomplishments in the sector and your commitment to upholding the highest levels of professionalism.

Contribute to our strategy and help shape the future of our industry by volunteering to join one of CIWM's management committees or regional Centre Councils.

Trustees and Presidency
Become a Trustee to share in the governance of CIWM and help shape the future of our organisation, or consider yourself for the role of President.

Become a WasteSmart Centre
Expand the services you offer by becoming a CIWM WasteSmart centre and offering the recognised CIWM WasteSmart certificate to your staff and clients.

Community & Contacts


CIWM Connect
Share ideas and advice, solve problems, ask and answer questions and connect with other CIWM members in our virtual community, CIWM Connect.

CIWM Mentoring
Connect with a more experienced member who can support you in developing your knowledge, expanding your skill set, building your confidence and advancing your career, or give back to the resources and waste sector by offering advice, coaching and guidance as a mentor.

Regional CIWM Centres
Engage with CIWM on a local level and make the most of learning opportunities in your area by attending meetings, events, webinars and site visits throughout the year.

Networking opportunities
Meet and connect with like-minded professionals from across the sector at CIWM events, conferences and training courses.

Online communities
Join online communities to contact and communicate with like-minded professionals

Practical Benefits


Claim back up to 40% of your membership fee
If you pay for your CIWM membership yourself, you may be able to claim back up to 40% of your membership fee through tax relief (subject to HMRC requirements).

Record your continuing professional development
Easily record your continuing professional development using our online tool.
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Access free HR and employment law advice for your organisation
Access expert HR and employment law advice, risk audits, and topical webinars from HR consultancy, HR Solutions. This member benefit is specifically designed to support Managers and Supervisors with HR queries at an organisational level.

Save 10% on remanufactured office furniture from Rype Office
Furnish your home or company office sustainably with high-quality redesigned and remanufactured furniture from Rype Office. As a CIWM member, you can save 10% on as-new desks, chairs, storage and more from their online shop.

Save up to 20% on DELL laptops, desktops and accessories
Enjoy a discount of up to 20% on DELL laptops, desktops and accessories, as well as free access to their highly trained Small Business Technology Advisors for help and advice to grow your business.