Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

Local Environmental Management (Street Scene)



1 Day Course: Do you need an understanding of local environmental management? This course delivers a comprehensive overview of the policy drivers, regulatory framework, roles and responsibilities, and control mechanisms for local environmental management.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the aspects of waste management that influence local environmental quality (LEQ) and the obligations of industry and local authorities in protecting the local environment through good waste management practice
  • Understand the policy context, legislative drivers and formal roles and responsibilities both in the public and private sectors
  • Have knowledge of the key regulations, responsibilities, approaches and control mechanisms for maintaining and enhancing LEQ
  • Appreciate the obligations, powers and approaches from the perspective of both the private and public sector
  • Review your personal role and responsibilities within the street scene context and consider the importance of interactions between the different parties involved in maintaining LEQ
  • Appreciate the range of factors that affect the local environment
  • Understand the mechanism of regulation and enforcement, covering specific provisions relevant to both the public and private sectors, covering both existing powers and new provisions under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
  • Appreciate some of the more challenging issues for environmental managers, including community interactions, proportional enforcement, public-private partnerships and voluntary agreements and conflicts between enforcement targets and waste crime prevention
  • Be equipped with a framework for identifying positive actions to take back to your workplace.

Anyone responsible for the local environmental quality in relation to either private facilities or Local Authority Street Scene services.

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