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Waste Management


Waste is ubiquitous in everything we do: it could be what we produce in our homes, what a factory produces when making our electronic devices, or what is produced within a healthcare setting.  It must all be treated following a strict waste hierarchy.  Do you know what the different waste types are?  Do you always recycle correctly?  Do you know how waste is treated?  In this module, we will consider the legislation placed on local authorities and businesses, the different types of waste including food and biodegradable waste, hazardous waste, electronic waste and clinical waste and how the waste is treated.

This is an SCQF Level 11 module and upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 20 credits.



This module will last for 11 weeks.  A full timetable will be published in advance of course commencement. 

This class is scheduled to run on a Thursday afternoon, time to be confirmed.  Classes will be face to face and held on the Paisley Campus.


Course presenter

This module will be delivered by Dr Iain McLellan.



This course may be available on a fully funded basis to some delegates.  Further details, including regarding eligibility, are available under Funding Support.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 


NOTE: This is a university module and upon approval of your application, you will be invited to register and then supported to complete enrolment. To enrol on the university system, the first step involves security set-up using the Microsoft Authenticator app; you will need to ensure that you have a compatible smartphone.

Further information is available at the Student Information Portal.

To access this module via the CPD route, individuals should be ordinarily resident in Scotland.  If you do not meet this criteria, please enquire here.

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