Waste Disposal and Environmental Services Managers

Waste disposal and environmental services managers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the operations and development of waste disposal and related environmental services facilities within private firms or public authorities.


New workers

New workers start around £22,488. Normal pay is £41,300 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £71,961.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 9,760 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Co-ordinates the resources and activities relating to the procurement, collection, storage, processing and sale of scrap metal and related products.

  • Keeps up to date with new legislation and liaises with appropriate regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with legislation regarding waste disposal and environmental services.

  • Liaises with members of the local community to educate and promote the concept of recycling and appropriate waste management.

  • Monitors levels of waste disposal, recycling and related environmental services, compiles statistics and produces reports.

  • Manages and delegates tasks to staff and co-ordinates the maintenance and optimum utilisation of waste disposal and related equipment to provide an efficient service.

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Waste Management

  • Auditing

  • Project Management

  • Waste Collection

  • Waste Minimization

  • Wastewater

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Contract Management

  • Risk Analysis

  • Data Analysis

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Collections

  • Leadership

  • Self-Motivation

  • Influencing Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.