Welcome to CIWM Webinars

CIWM delivers an extensive programme of webinars on a variety of topics throughout the year. As well as being a source of knowledge and information, these webinars also provide valuable opportunities to enhance and update your CPD or SLD records.

If you have any questions about our webinars, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of this page. If you can't find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us at education@ciwm.co.uk.

Member Webinars

As part of our efforts to support the resources and waste sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, all CIWM webinars are currently open to both members and non-members.

Open Webinars

Open webinars are available to both members and non-members and places are available on a first come, first served basis. To register for one of the open webinars below, simply click on the registration link in the description.

Date: Monday 17 August

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

With reuse and repair both essential ingredients to a truly circular economy, they are rising up the policy agenda in the UK, but how do we normalise these systems to enable a faster transition and what wider benefits could or would this bring?

At the same time, these systems also provide access to items that may otherwise be financially out of reach for many in society, and as such they have a key role to play in a wider social improvement agenda, whilst also delivering huge environmental benefits making reuse and repair potential sources of huge social value.  But are these activities seen as just nice to haves, solely the responsibility of the third sector or are they inhibiting a wider adoption of these models, and how do we move beyond this to create a system which continues to benefit those who need it most?  

To explore this topic further, we have gathered an expert panel covering the reuse and repair landscape; from policy, to retail and the third, public and private sectors,  each with their own perspective and plenty to say on the topic.  If this sounds like something that your organisation could benefit from then join the panel and pose them a question. 

Register your place here.

CIWM North East Centre: Diversity and Inclusion #jointheconversation

Date: Monday 19 August

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am


  • Beverley Simonson FCIWM - The London Waste and Recycling Board
    • "A woman in waste spectator"
  • Katy Downes - Head of Reward Biffa
    • "The importance of employee voice in an organisation"
  • Nick Eva MCIWM, FIRP - MD Waste Recruit
    • “Practical ways to ensure inclusion during the selection process.”
  • Melanie Flogdell FCIPD, Biffa
    • "What is inclusion"

Register your place here.

Date: Tuesday 25 August 2020

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm 

The circular economy requires all elements of the system to work together to successfully transition away from the traditional linear model – but is consumer behaviour and its ability to be influenced going to be the making or breaking of the circular economy?

This webinar will explore how we can help encourage, support and morph consumers into the circular economy and inspire them to make the right choices sooner rather than later. Can the desired behaviours, habits and actions be forced through tax and penalties, be encouraged through incentives or will it happen naturally if the foundation conditions are right? And if so, what conditions must we help create?

Our expert panel, drawn from different consumer engagement perspectives, will discuss if localism will drive local success, how we can effectively support consumers to make the right choices and what has worked to reduce contamination and drive better acceptance of circular economy solutions through greater consumer responsibility.  We will consider lessons and learnings from the COVID-19 lockdown, and whether the increase in protective packaging and single use items will ultimately undermine the uptake in reusable and refillable solutions and slow the move towards the circular economy. 

Register your place here.

Virtual Showcases

With face-to-face events and exhibitions currently on hold, find new and innovative solutions, products, and services to the challenges you're currently facing in the sector by booking your place on a Virtual Showcase. These showcases allows businesses to present their solutions to your problems directly to you though a digital demonstration. To register your place on one of these events, simply click the on the registration link in the descriptions below.


Becoming agile - AMCS Virtual Showcase

The ability to adapt to new situations requires agility and access to insight on key margin drivers.  While this has always been the case, situations are constantly being reassessed. Adapting must happen faster, and more frequently. C&I waste companies need agility to respond to ever-changing conditions.

Maximising profitability, customer by customer

By digitising your entire operations, you get complete visibility on the key metrics so you know your costs to serve on your routes and for each customer so you can maximise your margins.  That's how you become agile. You will  significantly increase your efficiencies and control your costs, which will improve profitability for each customer.

AMCS Platform, an end-to-end enterprise-grade software ERP, is built for every aspect of your operations, no matter what your size of your business is. Designed specifically for the C&I and C&D waste industries, AMCS Platform supports everyday collections and ad hoc services.

That’s because the platform and the modules it supports do all the work for you. It covers every aspect of your business, from business intelligence, contract management, route optimisation  and complex pricing to integration with onboard weighing systems and weighbridges.

A new mindset, fantastic ROI

Technology is useless without the desire to harness its power. Your team must embrace the wonderful possibilities if your investment is to pay off. At AMCS, we can help you determine how to best make that happen. And when it does happen, you’re looking at a return on investment within 6 to 12 months.

AMCS Platform is for both SMBs and larger companies. It’s a software as a solution (SaaS), so for companies still using on-premise software, this is a major leap forward. No server software and hardware or additional IT is needed on your part. It’s there, waiting for you on the cloud. We maintain and update it, scaling it with your needs. Security is tighter because we manage that too.

How long does it take to implement? Depending on your current set up, it can take as little as a few weeks, so you can start reaping the benefits sooner than you thought possible. Settings are pre-configured to make onboarding fast and easy. This is an off-the-shelf solution that can integrate with third-party solutions, if that’s what you prefer. We make the whole process easy for you. The question is, are you ready?

Register your place here.

Future CIWM Webinars

We’re eager to find out what topics you’re interested in and what the ‘Hot Topics’ are that everyone is talking about. If you’d like to suggest a specific theme or topic for a webinar, please get in touch and let us know what you would like to hear about in the coming months. Contact us with your suggestions at education@ciwm.co.uk

If you’d like to be considered as a host or panellist for one of our webinars, please email us at education@ciwm.co.uk.

Access Past Webinar Recordings

Recordings from past webinars are available in the CIWM Knowledge Centre. Simply filter by "Webinar" in the Article type menu to see the latest recordings

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for a CIWM webinar?

Follow the link by clicking on the name of the webinar you are interested in - you will be prompted to enter your name and email address. 

How do I know if I am registered?

You will be sent an automated email with the details you need to access the webinar on the assigned date and time.

I can't attend the webinar but would like to receive the recording and slides after the webinar, how do I do this?

Register for the webinar in the normal way - you will then be sent a 'Sorry you were unable to attend' email which will contain a link to the recording

Can I send my registration confirmation email to a friend or colleague for them to attend the webinar?

No this is personal to you. They will need to register separately.

What's the best way to listen to a webinar?

A headset plugged into your computer is the best way as the sound is much clearer and won't cost you anything (data charges may apply if joining via a mobile device - check with your internet provider) but you can join by telephone using the dial in and PIN number provided in your registration confirmation email.

How can I find out about upcoming webinars?

Check back on the Member Webinar page on the CIWM website as new webinars will be added here as they are confirmed. Or keep your eye on the weekly News Online and Journal Online emails as they will also be advertised on there. If you are a member of LinkedIn or Twitter be sure to follow CIWM as they will be posted on there too.

Are there webinars available for non-members?

Yes these will be advertised on the CIWM website and social media (LinkedIn and Twitter). The webinars advertised on the Members Webinars page are for members only.

I am interested in a specific topic that I think would be useful as a webinar. How do I contact you about this?

We are always interested to hear about current 'hot topics'. Email your suggestion to education@ciwm.co.uk

I would like to be involved in a webinar as a panellist. How can I do this?

Email education@ciwm.co.uk with your details including your area of specialism or telephone the Education & Training Team on 01604 620426

My company would like to co-host a webinar with CIWM. How do I go about this?

Contact Ginny Hunter or Mark Norton on 01604 620426, they will be happy to discuss the process with you.

If you can't find the answer to your question get in touch with us at education@ciwm.co.uk or telephone the Education & Training Team on: 01604 620426

If you would like to speak to a member of our Professional Development Team about webinars, you can contact them by:

Telephone: 01604 620426

Email: education@ciwm.co.uk

If you are interested in co-hosting a Company Webinar with CIWM, please contact Ginny Hunter on 01604 823346 or email ginny.hunter@ciwm.co.uk