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
£ 22,488
£ 41,300
£ 71,961

Available jobs

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

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

  • Waste Collection

  • Project Management

  • Waste Minimization

  • Wastewater

  • Contract Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Risk Analysis

  • Environmental Permitting

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

  • Leadership

  • Collections

  • Influencing Skills

  • Self-Motivation

  • Sales

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.