Waste management officers organise 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.