Member benefits

Demonstrate your professionalism and get:

  • Professional qualification recognised in the UK and around the world
  • Use of designatory letters after your name
  • Full Members can also use the title Chartered Waste Manager
  • Full Members can apply to register as a Chartered Environmentalist
  • An advantage when applying for promotion or a new job

CIWM can help you develop your career

Gain a professional qualification and letters after your name

We offer a range of professional membership grades which give you designatory letters.  Professional membership grades are based on your qualifications and experience. Many of our members either have, or are working towards our full grade of Membership, Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM).  This is a professional qualification and makes a strong statement about your professional status and commitment to continuing professional development. Giving you an edge in promotion or job offers.

Stay up to date with all the important industry news and developments

  • Each week you will receive the CIWM News Online email covering the important issues and alerting you to key information relevant to your role.
  • Each month a copy of the CIWM Journal will be posted to you, packed with insight and information from experts working across the sector.
  • Every quarter you will receive the unique MVO magazine (Municipal Vehicle Operator and Plant Review).
  • Take advantage of up to 20% saving on participating in conferences, events and accredited training.
  • Get the very latest news on and receive weekly email updates on everything that is new in waste and resource management.
  • All of the above contribute to your CPD hours recording

Access a huge resource of technical expertise

  • Talk to our Technical Team to get expert advice and support on a whole range of resource and waste related subjects.
  • Access our substantial library of information about most aspects of resource and waste management.
  • Attend a Special Interest Group (SIG) to discuss issues and solutions with like-minded professionals.
  • Make contact with other members to share ideas and best practice.
  • Advice and guidance on career paths within the waste & resource sector, Structured Learning & Development and CPD from our Education & Training Team

Contribute to the future of our industry

  • Attend one of our special interest groups where like-minded experts discuss a particular subject area and influence the work of CIWM and government policy.
  • Participate at a CIWM conference or Regional Centre event as a delegate or perhaps presenting and sharing your experience and expertise.
  • Offer to write a feature for the CIWM Journal or Journal Online website.

Build your network of contacts with similar interests

  • Meet other professionals who can help you in your work and career at some of CIWM’s many national and Regional Centre events.
  • Use access to the CIWM member area on our website to join one of CIWM’s online member communities.
  • Connect with other members
  • Attend the New Member Network conference where you’ll network with other new members.
  • Receive information tailored to your interests and activities
  • Join discussions and submit blogs on what’s new in your area and/or your specialism
  • Book your place at CIWM events on-line and have your CPD automatically recorded

Share ideas and best practice with other members in your region

  • Join in meetings and activities organised by one of the 10 CIWM Regional Centres that is nearest to you. Including technical meetings, site visits and social events.
  • Get involved with your New Member Network and visit local Waste Management Facilities.

Develop your skills and expertise

  • Save up to 20% on a wide range of training courses 
  • Save up to 20% on conference places – hear from experts from across the sector about the most important issues of the day.
  • Enjoy free access to the Waste as a Resource module and discounts on all the eLearning courses.
  • Take part in CIWM member webinars, picking up on key issues facing the sector today.
  • Enhance your CPD hours recording with sector and industry specific topics

Be heard and represented at government and in policy

  • We’re always interested to hear member’s views on what we should be doing to influence Government and policy.
  • From time to time we will ask for your feedback and opinions on particular subjects and we will go on to represent your interests with the relevant people.
  • Participate in Government Consultations on waste and resources policy and legislation.

Enjoy savings

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