What is the Waste Collection Permit Holder Training Programme?

All Waste collectors are required to demonstrate fit and proper person qualifications in order to apply for or review a waste collection permit.   Our one day competent person training programme has been developed in conjunction with NWCPO to ensure it meets the full requirements of the local authorities and fulfils the condition regarding training included in all waste collection permits.

The course begins with an overview of the legislative requirements to hold a waste collection permit and provides background on the waste management industry including the role of various regulators.  The course covers the main aspects of waste handling and important issues regarding the definition of waste.  The use of EWC codes from the list of wastes, is dealt with in detail on the course, to ensure that all delegates understand the basis of record keeping and ultimately reporting.   During the training the new application and review process is explained in detail along with techniques to amend existing permits to add waste codes, vehicles and destinations.  The course also includes a detailed review of the annual reporting requirements and provides practical examples of how to ensure that data is recorded properly to facilitate accurate reporting.

ETS train many hundreds of collectors each year and provide this course on a routine basis typically at four week intervals throughout the year.  Courses are offered at both the Tullamore and Dublin venues and periodically at regional venues where sufficient interest among groups of collectors warrants these additional events.   There is no assessment associated with this course and delegates are provided with an attendance certificate which can be used as evidence for NWCPO to demonstrate that the waste collection company has a member of staff that has met the fit and other person standards.  Sole traders are required to attend the course personally, however other limited companies may send individuals responsible for the management and control of the activity.   Fro kerbside collects there is a requirement to send a Director to atend the course.   Larger companies often train more than one individual where they have larger teams working on collection permit compliance.


The NWCPO require the permit holder to demonstrate technical knowledge of the activity and complete appropriate training. The Waste Collection Permit Holder Training Programme has been developed by ETS in close collaboration with the NWCPO to meet the training and certification needs of Waste Collectors. 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 use of EWC codes for reporting and step by step go through standard permit conditions so you understand the obligations on your company.    An up to date detailed manual is provided for each delegate.

Who is this course for?

Waste Collection Permit Holders, Administration and Support Staff.

Course Delivery

All ETS training courses are provided with comprehensive courseware which include a manual and any other supporting information that’s required during the delivery of the training.  Manuals are maintained in up to date condition and are always relevant to of course that is being delivered.  We design our training so that they not only provide information with powerpoint slides but also comprise group work and individual exercises to lie delegates to get a deeper understanding of the courseware.  All our courses are delivered face to face and manuals are printed and provided at the event to ensure every delegate has all of the information they need to have a positive high quality training experience with us.


The course is run at the Tullamore and Dublin venues on a regular basis.  Periodically we also run events at regional centres around the country where there is sufficient demand from waste collectors.  This has included Donegal, Mullingar, Cork, Limerick & Westport.


This course is not subject to assessment at present.


A Certificate will be issued to participants who successfully complete any module and the respective assessment.

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Waste Collection Permitting - Dublin 24-4

City North Hotel
17 April 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Course Cost : €375

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Waste Collection Permitting - Tullamore 24-5

Tullamore Court Hotel
14th May 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Course Cost : €375

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Waste Collection Permitting - Dublin 24-6

City North Hotel
19 June 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Course Cost : €375.00

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Waste Collection Permitting - Mulliungar 24-6

Park Hotel Mullingar
26th June 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Course Cost : €375

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Waste Collection Permitting - Cork 24-9

Rochestown Park Hotel
18th September 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Course Cost : €375

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