Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Waste and sewage trade associations

Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Waste and Sewage sector.

Additional resources

WRAP Northern Ireland

WRAP is a non-profit-making company that helps individuals, businesses and local authorities to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change.

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS)

ZWS helps individuals, businesses and communities to reduce waste, recycle more and use resources sustainably.

Scottish Environment Services Association (SESA)

SESA is a group that works with partners in Scotland's public and private sectors to implement Scotland's national waste strategy and develop economically and environmentally sustainable waste management for Scotland.

Organics Recycling Group (ORG)

ORG is a body set up by the Renewable Energy Association. It works on behalf of the biodegradable waste management industry.

British Water

British Water is a trade association for the water and wastewater industry in the UK and overseas.

Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM)

CIWM is an industry body that works on behalf of waste and resource management professionals in the UK.

Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)

A registered charity that promotes education, training, study and research in water and environmental management.

Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA)

CIRIA is a construction trade group. It publishes information on waste and sewage issues relevant to the construction industry.

Environmental Services Association (ESA)

ESA is a trade association for the UK resource and waste management industry.

International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)

ISWA is an international, non-profit-making organisation that promotes and develops sustainable waste management.

Road Haulage Association (RHA)

RHA is a trade group that provides information and advice for hauliers, including those involved in the carriage of waste.

Future Water Association

Future Water Association, formerly known as the Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries, is a trade group that represents operators from across the UK's water supply chain.

Waste Management Industry Training and Advisory Board (WAMITAB)

WAMITAB is an awarding organisation that develops qualifications and certificates for those working in: waste management and recycling, cleaning and street cleansing, facilities management and parking.

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

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