Managing Recycling Systems eCourse

Publish Date: 2015

Managing Recycling Systems eCourse

Lessons taught by SWANA Certified Instructors:

  • Becky Caldwell, Solid Waste Director, City of Franklin, TN
  • Debbie Hackman, Executive Director, Jackson County, IN
  • William Teter, County Recycling Coordinator, Calvert County, MD

This course provides the information needed to successfully plan, develop, market, fund, contract and manage recycling programs. It also addresses collection, processing, end-use standards application and protection of human health and the environment. The course is offered by SWANA as preparation for the Recycling Certification exam or as a standalone course.

Earn 30 CEUs upon completion of this course.

With the purchase of the full SWANA eCourse, you receive logins to access the 10 webinar recordings, along with an accompanying manual in print. Shipping of the print manual within the U.S. and Canada is included in your purchase. For delivery of the print manual outside North America please contact us directly at 1-800-GO-SWANA (467-9262) or training@swana.org for preferred delivery method and exact shipping costs.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the elements associated with designing and developing a successful and sustainable recycling program
  • Select the appropriate tools to begin or improve recyclable collection
  • Determine acceptable material quality and requirements for existing and emerging markets
  • Plan an education and outreach program
  • Establish and manage contracts for recycling services
  • Fund a recycling program and identify program costs and revenues that need to be applied
  • Apply quality requirements and regulatory standards and identify key elements of a "Buy Recycled" program
  • Manage a recycling Program to protect human health and the environment

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for facility owners, operators, manufacturers, managers, supervisors and employees, involved in the daily operation of a recycling facility or program.

Course Content

  • Planning a Recycling Program
  • Developing and Researching Recycling Markets
  • Collection of Recyclable Materials
  • Processing of Recyclables
  • Planning an Education and Outreach Program
  • Establish and Manage Contracts for Recycling
  • Funding a Recycling Program
  • Applying End-User Standards and Quality Requirements for Recycled Products
  • Managing Recycling Programs to Protect Human Health and the Environment

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