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Waste management officers organize and manage waste disposal, collection and recycling facilities. They may also be responsible for waste treatment and street cleaning operations. Some posts combine waste management and recycling functions, while others split them into separate jobs.
Waste management officers have to meet targets for waste reduction and recycling
Waste management officers work mainly for local authorities but can also be employed by private waste businesses, industrial organisations, environmental agencies, consultancies and non-profit-making conservation projects.
• aiming to meet waste reduction and recycling targets;
• dealing with enquiries and complaints from members of the public both in person and by phone or email;
• investigating and following up claims of the illegal dumping of waste and working with other waste regulation enforcement staff;
• collating statistics and compiling reports often to strict deadlines;
• assisting with the development, promotion and implementation of new waste disposal schemes;
• ensuring compliance with current legislation in the transportation, handling and disposal of waste;
• formulating and controlling the budget for waste disposal;
• monitoring the quality and performance of waste services, including contract management of external providers;
• assisting with the development of information and promotional materials;
• consulting with residents, community groups, councillors, housing associations and traders' associations about waste management issues, identifying their requirements and providing appropriate solutions;
• overseeing waste management schemes, such as at landfill sites;
Applicants should have a minimum of OND/NCE in any field of study.Any other qualifications is an added advantage.