SWANA To Update Three Training And Certification Courses

Publish Date: 6/8/2007

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As directed by its International Board, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has begun work updating three of its current training courses: Construction & Demolition Debris, Managing MSW Recycling Systems and Managing Transfer Systems. SWANA has taken steps to develop a Body of Knowledge (BOK) for each of the three courses, each will contain the compendium of the skills, knowledge, and abilities that a manager of a given program should possess in order to successfully run that program.

In order to develop these BOKs, SWANA is reaching out to individuals who work and/or manage a recycling system, construction & demolition debris site, or a transfer station to complete the appropriate survey for their job function. Each survey will take between 15-40 minutes and contains up to 190 items for evaluation. This is an opportunity for solid waste professionals in these three fields to play a direct role in the shaping of their respective training and certification programs.

To complete one of the three surveys follow the appropriate link below:

Managing Recycling Systems


Managing Transfer Systems


Construction & Demolition Debris


About SWANA:

For over 40 years, SWANA, The Solid Waste Association of North America, has been the leading professional association in the solid waste management field. SWANA's mission is "to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste." SWANA serves over 7,600 members and thousands more industry professionals with technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.