The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) comprises four Colleges and 16 Academic Schools, which are supported by professional and administrative services, who contribute to the effective running of the University. As a University:

We value and practise equality of opportunity, transparency and tolerance.
We strive for excellence in all we do: locally regionally, nationally and internationally.
We work in partnership with business, the community and other educators.
We encourage and promote research innovation and creativity

The Centre for Waste Management (CWM) was established in 2002 to provide a focus for existing waste/environmental research, consultancy and course provision at the University of Central Lancashire. The Centre is based within the College of Science and Technology under the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences. We are actively engaged in producing world-class research. Alongside this we have also developed a series of courses which address shortfalls in current training provisions for a range of different needs within waste management.


London Community Resource Network (LCRN) is a charity pioneering community solutions to London’s waste challenge.  We help organisations to engage and involve communities in reducing, re-using, recycling and redistributing resources – for maximum social, economic and environmental benefit.

We work on behalf of London’s leading – and only – network of community-based waste prevention, recycling and re-use initiatives.  This network has unique expertise in behaviour change around waste prevention, recycling and re-use.

Our vision is for London to become one of the world\’s most resource efficient, resilient and sustainable cities.  We aim to make London a place where all communities can play their part in reducing, re-using, recycling and redistributing resources.

Our mission is to inspire and enable Londoners to reduce, re-use, recycle and redistribute resources, for maximum community and environmental benefit. We achieve our mission by acting as London’s leading champion, connector, catalyst and capacity builder for community-based waste prevention, recycling and re-use initiatives. We also operate to divert re-usable items from landfill and incineration by creating collaborative and effective solutions with the public, private, and social sectors.

London Re-use Limited is working to prevent waste in the Capital. We achieve this by re-routing furniture and other bulky items from the waste stream and redeploying them in the circular (or re-use) economy. In addition we have established and co-ordinate the London Re-use Network which comprises like-minded charities and social enterprises operating in and committed to growing the re-use market. Collectively, we have increased the market and demand for re-used items in London and have created many jobs, training and volunteering opportunities.

Our History

The London Re-use Limited was set up by the London Community Resource Network in 2010 after it received funding from the London Waste and Recycling Board.

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WAMITAB is an awarding organisation and charity that develops qualifications for those working in cleaning; street cleansing; facilities management; resource management and recycling and parking from operative through to management level.

Since it was formed in 1989, WAMITAB has evolved in line with the convergence between the sectors with a clear focus on promoting and supporting environmental sustainability.  With over 120 qualification pathways and 70 quality assured centres, WAMITAB offers an unrivalled specialist network to support staff development.

We work directly with industry leaders to shape and deliver employer-led qualifications that provide individuals with fit-for-purpose skills for the workplace.  Our values are underpinned by the desire to see every individual being given the opportunity to learn.  By qualifying the workforce, we aim to embed a culture of safety and progression, making the industry more attractive as a career.

We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting technical competence in the industry via regulated programmes and accreditation of in-house training schemes.