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SWANA

Summer Training & Exam Center

Training Courses

Summer Training & Exam Center
Co-Located with WASTECON 2016

Choose from our extensive course list of technical training courses including two new bootcamps. All courses are suitable to prepare for certification exams or recertification.

**NEW FOR 2016**
Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Bootcamp - 30 CEUs
Indianapolis Convention Center, Room 109
Faculty: Neal Bolton, S.C. — Blue Ridge Services ; Bill Keegan, S.C. — DEM-CON Companies and Dave Lore, S.C. — Malta, ID
SWANA offers a unique experience to optimize your time, energy and money by attending this five-day intense Boot Camp. The Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) course provides a comprehensive study of efficient landfill operations, including site design, compliance with regulations, and issues to consider when planning, operating, and closing landfills. Bootcamp includes Course Materials, Certification Exam fee, Guest Lecturers, Networking Event, Facility Tour, Complimentary Fun Run Registration, Bootcamp 2016 T-shirt, WASTECON Opening and 2-day Tradeshow. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Sunday, August 21 — 4:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Orientation and Networking
Monday, August 22 — Wednesday, August 24, 8:00a.m. – 5:30p.m. | Class instruction
Thursday, August 25 — 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. | Review and Exam
Full course description
Register

MOLO Reboot Camp for Recertification 4-Day Bootcamp 30 CEUs
Indianapolis Convention Center, Room 107 (Monday session: Maryland Street Motor Lobby)
Faculty: Scott Bost, S.C. — Solid Waste Director, Onslow County, NC; Neal Bolton, S.C. — Blue Ridge Services; Jeremy O’Brien, PhD., S.C. — Director SWANA Applied Research Foundation
Get the most out of WASTECO® by attending this four-day experiential recertification bootcamp. Networking with classmates, attendees and exhibitors. The course includes a full-day multiple facility tour, Two half-day advanced topic workshops, Guest Speakers, Product Demonstrations, 2016 WASTECON® conference sessions, Tradeshow and Opening Reception. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Sunday, August 21 — 4:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Orientation and Networking
Monday, August 22 — 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. | Full-day multiple facility educational tour
Tuesday, August 23 — 8:30a.m. – 5:00p.m. | Two 1/2-day training workshops
Wednesday, August 24 — 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Tradeshow and Technical Sessions

Sponsored by:

EPG Companies Viridian Energy

ONE-DAY COURSES | Monday, August 22, 8:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.

Landfill Operation Basics – 10 CEUs
Indianapolis Convention Center, Room 107
Faculty: Scott Bost, S.C. — Solid Waste Director, Onslow County, NC
Through lecture and interactive classroom discussion this course covers basic landfill operation processes focusing on effectiveness and safety. You will learn the role of the sanitary landfill in an integrated solid waste management system; key functions and processes in landfill operations; basics of landfill gas, leachate management, groundwater monitoring, equipment selection, cell constructions, litter management and accident prevention. Qualifies for Indiana Landfill Operator certification requirements. Lunch and Snacks provided.
Register


TWO-DAY COURSES | Monday, August 22 – Tuesday, August 23, 8:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.

Managing MSW Collection Systems - 20 CEUs
Indianapolis Convention Center, Room 110
Faculty: Mike Tilley, S.C. — Escape Consulting
Managing MSW Collection Systems addresses the collection of residential solid waste and recyclables from single family and multi-family residences. The course includes a discussion of state-of-the-art technology and best practices as reported in the literature and practice. The course provides information that will assist individuals and organizations in the planning, operations and management of residential solid waste and recyclables collection systems. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Full course description
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Organics Collection - 20 CEUs
Indianapolis Convention Center, Wabash East Conference Room
Faculty: Matt Cotton, S.C. - Integrated Waste Management Consulting,
Organics Collection is one the hottest trends in solid waste management today. This course discusses the specifics of developing an organics collection program. The course includes extensive discussion of case studies of existing residential, commercial and institutional organic collection programs. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Full course description
Register


THREE-DAY COURSES | Monday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 24, 8:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.

Managing Composting Programs – 30 CEUs
Indianapolis Convention Center, Room 113
Faculty: Risa Weinberger, S.C. — Risa Weinberger Associates; and Matt Cotton, S.C. — Integrated Waste Management Consulting
This course addresses concepts critical to successfully managing composting programs including the rationale for composting, planning and site development, economics and operations. This course includes information on new practices, emerging technologies, and management issues inherent in municipal composting programs. The course consists of class lecture, classroom activities and a facility tour. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Full course description
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Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems - 30 CEUs
JW Marriot, Room 206
Faculty: Johnnie Taylor, S.C. — Sanitation Director, City of Winston-Salem
This course addresses the issues confronting managers of integrated municipal solid waste management systems. Master concepts of planning, developing and managing solid waste systems are discussed along with specific system management issues. The course is taught by MSW managers, systems planners and officials with years of experience in planning, budgeting, personnel management, and policy issues as they relate to MSW management. The course also serves as preparation for the MSW Management certification exam. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Full course description
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Managing Recycling Programs – 30 CEUs
JW Marriot, Room 209
Faculty: Michelle Minstrell, S.C. — National Recycling Coalition
This course provides the information needed to successfully plan, develop, market, and manage recycling programs. It also addresses collection, processing, end-use standards application and protection of human health and the environment. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Full course description
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Transfer Station Management – 30 CEUs
JW Marriot, Room 208
Faculty: Joe Williams, S.C. — Common Sense Consulting of Franklin
This course addresses the factors in the design, operation and management of a transfer station. It deals with how to effectively communicate and overcome the challenges in planning and operating a transfer station and how planning and design affect construction and operation. You will also learn how a well-planned, designed and operated transfer station provides advantages and flexibility to a waste management system. Light Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks provided (on days of instruction only).
Full course description
Register

Exam Centers

Exam Center - Wednesday

Exam check-in: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Exams: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

If you are taking the exam only, register for either day.

Wednesday, August 24 | 8:00a.m – 11:00a.m. | Recommended for courses ending on Tuesday
Thursday, August 25 | 8:00a.m – 11:00a.m. | Recommended for courses ending on Wednesday

Certification Exams - Applicants who pass the exam receive certification in the tested discipline.

  • Bioreactor and Leachate Recirculation Landfills
  • Collection Systems
  • Composting Programs
  • Construction & Demolition Materials Management
  • HHW/CESQG Facility Operations
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems
  • Landfill Management (MOLO)
  • Recycling Systems
  • Transfer Station Systems

Certificate Tests 
Organics Collection — Applicants who pass receive a certificate in Organics Collection.
Landfill Operators — applicants who pass receive a Landfill Operators Certificate

Exam Center - Thursday

Exam check-in: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Exams: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 
If you are taking the exam only, register for either day.
 
Wednesday, August 24 | 8:00a.m – 11:00a.m. | Recommended for courses ending on Tuesday
Thursday, August 25 | 8:00a.m – 11:00a.m. | Recommended for courses ending on Wednesday


Certification Exams - Applicants who pass the exam receive certification in the tested discipline.
  • Bioreactor and Leachate Recirculation Landfills
  • Collection Systems
  • Composting Programs
  • Construction & Demolition Materials Management
  • HHW/CESQG Facility Operations
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems
  • Landfill Management (MOLO)
  • Recycling Systems
  • Transfer Station Systems
Certificate Tests 
Organics Collection - Applicants who pass receive a certificate in Organics Collection.
Landfill Operators – applicants who pass receive a Landfill Operators Certificate

Certification Exam for MOLO Bootcamp Participants

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Hotel Info

Hilton Baltimore (Headquarters)
Address 401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
443-573-8700
Single/Double: $229.00/night
Additional Person Fee: $20.00
*Government Rate: $159.00/night

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-528-1234
Single/Double: $219.00/night
Additional Person Fee: $25.00
*Government Rate: $159.00/night

Sheraton Inner Harbor
300 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-962-8300
Single/Double:$214.00/night
Additional Person Fee: $20.00
*Government Rate: $159.00/night

* Please note that government rated rooms can be booked through the call center only.

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