Waste Duty of Care – Online Course (Tutored)

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Are you fully compliant with the requirements of waste duty of care at your organisation? Could you benefit from assistance in making sure you understand all the requirements and how they apply to you?

We see issues regarding waste at almost every site we carry out environmental legal compliance audits for – whether it’s to do with the storage of waste or making sure all the relevant waste documentation is in place and correct. It’s also a topic we find ISO 14001 certification auditors love to dig into! This course looks at the detailed requirements of waste duty of care for those who produce waste at their organisation.

This course is designed to be delivered remotely to fit in with your busy schedule. It’s split into two modules which will be delivered on different days to avoid online training fatigue. Our consultants are qualified virtual trainers and as a team we know that attendees will get more out of this format than an all-day remote training course. You need to attend both modules in order to complete the course.

“This is an excellent course for anyone wanting to understand their responsibilities under the Waste Duty of Care.” – University of Cambridge

Course Overview

Module 1

We’ll start to build a foundation of knowledge about waste, exploring what waste is covered by a duty of care, why you need to comply, and the key steps to compliance.

We will cover the following topics:

  • What is waste duty of care?
  • What the 5 key steps are to comply with waste duty of care.
  • Waste carriers, brokers, dealers.
  • Environmental permits and waste exemptions.
  • What information you need about waste contractors and how to find and check this information.
  • An introduction to what waste paperwork is required.
  • Understanding and implementing the waste hierarchy.

Module 2

In Module 2 we’ll take a deeper dive into waste paperwork to ensure you understand all of the requirements and how the paperwork should be completed.

Module 2 will cover:

  • What is the difference between hazardous and non-hazardous waste?
  • The requirements regarding waste documentation.
  • How to complete a waste transfer note.
  • How to complete a hazardous waste consignment note.
  • How to identify the correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes to use on your organisation’s waste documentation.

Please note, due to the differences in waste legislation across the different jurisdictions in the UK, this course currently focuses on those that apply in England. If you are interested in courses for other jurisdictions, please let us know.

Dates & Times

Please be aware this course is completed over two days, with the date above being day 1 of your training. Please see below the list of course dates. You will be automatically booked on the 2nd-course date, which is the closest date after your 1st session.

For example, if your first module is on Tuesday 22nd October 2024,  your second module will be Wednesday 23rd October 2024. We find this is best for continuity purposes.

If you cannot make the date assigned to your second module, please let us know as soon as possible, and we will be more than happy to accommodate.



Module Date Time
Module 1 Wednesday 24th July 2024 09:30 – 12:30
Module 2 Thursday 25th July 2024 09:30 – 12:30
Module 1 Tuesday 22nd October 2024 09:30 – 12:30
Module 2 Wednesday 23rd October 2024 09:30 – 12:30

In-House Consultancy

Along with our excellent online training, we also offer on-site training and consultancy delivered by our experienced and qualified consultants.

We can provide support for waste compliance whether you’re looking for someone to complete waste duty of care checks on your behalf, complete audits on waste contractors, or waste training or coaching for staff with duties for handling waste at your own site. We understand the issues businesses face when complying with waste legislation and can work with you to find solutions.

We can also carry out environmental legal compliance audits, including covering compliance with all waste legislation to identify any gaps or nonconformances and leave you with actions to take to rectify them.

With competitive pricing available, why not get in touch with us today. You can even chat with us now or give us a call on 01254 669002!


This course is priced at £500 + VAT. This includes both modules, delivered remotely.

Bulk Discount

We’re now offering bulk discounts for multiple sign-ups!

Number of Attendees Discount
0-2 0%
3-4 5%
5+ 10%

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Baxi Heating UK Ltd

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Greencore Group

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Brita Water Filter Systems

We particularly appreciate that common sense and plain English is adopted as standard; a professional organisation without the unnecessary jargon.

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