hazardous waste technician




Hazardous waste technicians dispose of materials that have been in contact with or are ignitable, corrosive, reactive, toxic or a combination of the aforementioned hazardous traits. They remove the waste from industrial facilities or households and transport them to a treatment facility to ensure they are treated and disposed of according to regulations. They may also advise on the proper treatment of hazardous waste, and aid in the clean-up of hazardous waste spills.

Alternative label

  • waste disposal site compliance technician

  • waste disposal compliance technician

  • landfill site technician

  • waste treatment technician

  • toxic waste treatment technician

  • waste sortation technician

  • toxic waste removal technician

  • hazardous waste disposal technician

  • hazardous waste treatment technician

  • hazardous waste removal technician

  • toxic waste disposal technician

  • toxic waste technician

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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