Profession waste management officer

Waste management officers advise and enforce regulations on facilities managing waste disposal, collection and recycling. They develop and implement rules and evaluate the compliance with existsing legislation.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional


  • Waste transport legislation

    Regulations and legislation concerning the safe transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials, products, and appliances.

  • Waste and scrap products

    The offered waste and scrap products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Business management principles

    Principles governing business management methods such as strategy planning, methods of efficient production, people and resources coordination.

  • Waste management

    The methods, materials and regulations used to collect, transport, treat and dispose of waste. This includes recycling and monitoring of waste disposal.

  • Health, safety and hygiene legislation

    The set of health, safety and hygiene standards and items of legislation applicable in a specific sector.


  • Maintain recycling records

    Maintain records and process facts and figures about type and volume of different recycling operations.

  • Coordinate waste management procedures

    Coordinate the operations of a facility or organisation which deal with the management of waste, such as waste collection, sorting, recycling, and disposal, in order to ensure optimal efficiency of operations, improve methods for waste reduction, and ensure compliance with legislation.

  • Follow safety standards in industrial contexts

    Abide by safety procedures and standards for industrial contexts, mostly where machinery is involved.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Advise on waste management procedures

    Advise organisations on the implementation of waste regulations and on improvement strategies for waste management and waste minimisation, to increase environmentally sustainable practices and environmental awareness.

  • Ensure compliance with waste legislative regulations

    Implement and monitor company procedures for the collection, transport and disposal of waste, in compliance with all regulations and legal requirements.

  • Apply organisational techniques

    Employ a set of organisational techniques and procedures which facilitate the achievement of the set goals set such as detailed planning of personnel's schedules. Use these resources efficiently and sustainably, and show flexibility when required.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Manage recycling program budget

    Manage the annual recycling program and respective budget of an organisation.

  • Perform planning

    Manage one's time schedule and resources in order to finish tasks in a timely manner.

  • Establish waste collection routes

    Establish and outline the routes which would ensure efficient and fast waste collection in the designated area.

  • Develop recycling programs

    Develop and coordinate recycling programs; collect and process recyclable materials in order to reduce waste.

Optional knowledge and skills

coordinate shipments of recycling materials educate on recycling regulations monitor radiation levels identify new recycling opportunities analyse experimental laboratory data test safety strategies respond to nuclear emergencies follow nuclear plant safety precautions pollution legislation communicate with waste collectors develop hazardous waste management strategies advise on pollution prevention monitor waste treatment equipment maintain waste collection records hazardous waste storage pollution prevention train staff on waste management develop non-hazardous waste management strategies radiation protection monitor disposal of radioactive substances project management hazardous waste treatment nuclear energy decontamination techniques collect samples for analysis write technical reports train staff on recycling programs schedule regular machine maintenance research recycling grant opportunities