Waste Management Training Programme


Tullamore Court Hotel  Beginning September 2020

The Waste Management Training Programme forms the basis of the most comprehensive training for the waste industry in Ireland.  The programme offers a menu based choice covering the A-Z of waste management in six 2 day modules and is suitable for those wanting to upskill or update on a particular aspect of waste management or when taken as a whole programme forms the basis of competent persons training for waste facility mangers.    The programme was first developed 20 years ago and has been completely redesigned and updated by ETS to make sure it continues to provide the most relevant and comprehensive training for waste professionals.  We train everyone from waste operative staff through site mangers to regulators in local authorities, the EPA or producer responsibility compliance schemes.


The COVID 19 pandemic has created a number of challenges for us as a training company.  We expect to be offering a full range of training courses again from September 2020.  We are working hard with our main venue provider Tullamore Court Hotel to be able to offer a safe environment for training beginning in September 2020.  Plans remain fluid but it is our intention to offer training for a maximum group of 18 people so we can socially distance, manage catering and refreshments.  We will have a plan available to issue to potential delegates in August so you can make an informed choice about attending our training events.  If you are interested in registering interest with us please do so and we can retain a place for you until mid August at which time we will ask you to make a firm booking or cancel your place.  

Waste Collection Permit Holder Training 


TBA (from September 2020)  at Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore. 


We are running periodic events for waste collection permit holders the events are in Tullamore.  Since May 2019 Waste Collection permits have been amended to require the operator to demonstrate technical knowledge of the activity. The Waste Collection Permit Holder Training Programme has been developed by ETS to meet the training and certification needs of Waste Collectors and supporting administrative staff. It identifies key responsibilities arising from the Waste Management Acts and associated regulations and compliance with Permit conditions.  It will help you understand the other aspects of waste movement such as hazardous waste movement, export of waste and the basics of waste licenced and waste facility permitted sites.   We explain the basis of EWC codes for reporting and step by step go through standard permit conditions so you understand the obligations on your company.    An uptodate detailed set of notes is provided for each delegate.  Our course is excellent value and includes the training manual, certification, refreshments and a full 2 course lunch.    

Planning for Waste Infrastructure - NEW COURSE 2020


TBA (from September 2020) Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore


Planning for waste infrastructure is the starting point for many developing new waste sites or modifying a waste authorisation.  Planning is regarded by many as a difficult area to understand and it is essential that the correct planning foundation is in place before waste licences or permit applications get underway.  For permitted sites, planning is a prerequisite

for the application process.    This course looks at the overall planning framework and the different types of applications and requirements for making them.   The course has been written and developed by an experienced team of consultants led by the course tutor Billy Moore.  Billy has acted as an An Bord Pleanala inspectors after many years working on all aspects of planning and development control.   The course is aimed at waste facility and quarry operators, consultants, local authority waste management staff or others who need an overview of the development planning system.  

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