Fighting Waste Crime

With the financial and environmental cost of waste crime continuing to escalate CIWM is proud to be working with key partners in 2016 to ensure businesses understand their duty or care and are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to avoid illegal operators.

Throughout the whole of 2016, CIWM’s Fighting Waste Crime campaign will encompass a range of activities, from CIWM Centre Open Meetings exploring topics including fly-tipping and enforcement to free waste crime webinars for CIWM members. Skills will also come under the spotlight, with a renewed focus on training and qualifications, particularly Technical Competence and Duty of Care for businesses to help them ensure they are compliant.

We’ll be updating this page regularly with useful tools, news stories and events around waste crime and duty of care which will ensure your knowledge and skills are up to date.

“A more robust Duty of Care regime is essential for our sector; improved awareness of the requirements will deliver significant and widespread benefits right across our sector, including reducing the opportunities for waste crime by ensuring that businesses understand their obligations and have the right knowledge to avoid illegal operators.”

Steve Lee, CIWM Chief Executive


Duty of Care

Aimed at those responsible for the production, transport, handling, treatment, control and disposal of wastes, and of particular relevance to waste producers.


This course demonstrates operator competence to operate a permitted waste and resources facility for low risk tier sites.

Hazardous Waste

This course explains which wastes are classified as hazardous and provides up-to-date advice on how to comply with the regulations.

Waste Expert

Waste Expert has been designed to drive improvements in waste prevention, reuse and recycling practices.