Practical Waste Solutions has been providing cost-effective solutions for our clients’ projects for 15 years. As one of Northern Ireland’s only locally approved WAMITAB centres, we provide WAMITAB assessment and training to clients throughout the UK and Ireland.

We have an experienced team of people who have extensive knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety, and Transportation legislation, as well as managing and providing assistance in these areas from a PRACTICAL standpoint. Our detailed understanding of resource control, combined with our straightforward thinking, has been widely recognised as one of the best representations of quality assurance associated with our work.

Our team of professionals with a combined 35+ years of waste industry experience takes pride in providing a practical perspective.


Tommy Shearer - Practical Waste Solutions

Thomas Shearer


Leading a company that offers clients a way forward for a range of training, waste, environmental and safety matters means that I can give clients a ‘one stop shop’ solution, developing working relationships built on trust and confidence.
Louise Shearer - Practical Waste Solutions

Louise Shearer

Administration and Office Manager

Madelene Rainey

Training & Assessor

Having many years of experience in managing hazardous waste operations and providing clients with compliance assurance services I now provide assessment of various WAMITAB awards, particularly those within the hazardous waste field.


Head of Centre


Added Value

Cost Effective Solutions

Practical Perspective

Over 35+ years of experience in the WASTE INDUSTRY


Alan Haley Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd - Project Director

he services provided by Practical Waste Solutions Ltd have given a pragmatic common sense approach to developing our integrated management system, offering a user friendly design that is also used for developing staff skills. Additionally, Practical Waste Solutions Ltd have provided waste and environmental expertise, complementing our marine engineering, salvage and ship repair business

Peter Crossey Health & Safety Officer

RiverRidge Recycling, Northern Ireland’s largest independent waste management company, has benefited greatly from the services of Practical Waste Solutions Ltd across several business sectors. It’s highly important that we provide our customers with an efficient, consistent and valuable service and their expertise in developing our integrated ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 management system has had a positive impact. Their advice on operational techniques, including management of our Craigmore landfill site, has been invaluable and supports our longer term business agenda.

Michael McCuskey Growmoor Horticulture - Managing Director

We have been a client of Practical Waste Solutions Ltd for a number of years, benefiting from extensive expertise in waste and safety management including their in-depth knowledge of legislation and compliance mechanisms. Being registered waste material brokers in both the UK and Republic of Ireland, their management of trans-frontier shipments of waste and duty of care compliance has been invaluable to my company

Dean Gordon Lagan Construction - Contracts Manager

Practical Waste Solutions Ltd has been instrumental in recognizing cost-effective techniques in managing the timely transport and disposal of waste from our construction projects. They have shown a professional approach in managing the works and ensuring the compliance of Lagan Construction with all relevant legislation.

Mark Heron AES Kilroot - Materials Handling

Practical Waste Solutions have recently supplied WAMITAB training to AES Kilroot. I’m pleased to say that as their name suggests a “Practical” yet professional approach was taken from the onset. The course was tailored with flexible dates scheduled to suit our needs

Jeff Thompson South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust - Assistant Director Patient Experience

Practical Waste Solutions listen to the customers’ needs and tailor their approach. PWS have delivered accredited qualifications to front line healthcare staff that both minimises the impact on service delivery and in a manner that is thorough. Their approach has eased anxieties of staff that may not possess any other formal qualifications. Staff have then used their transferable qualification to advance their careers and it has also provided assurance that staff are competent and skilled in their roles