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Manager of Landfill Operations Course Manual

The Manager of Landfill Operations course is a comprehensive primer in the study of modern landfills; including fundamental area of study such as operations, site design, regulations, health and safety, cost controls and other issues pertinent to planning, operating, and closing landfills.

The course is offered by SWANA as preparation for Landfill Management Certification, required by many jurisdictions as requirement to operate compliant and safe landfill facilities.

The objectives of the course include:

  • Understanding the scope of landfill importance, purpose, characteristics, design, equipment, and regulatory compliance
  • Understanding and managing daily operational procedures
  • Improving landfill safety
  • Understanding construction and surveying practices
  • How to implement and manage effective monitoring systems
  • Maximizing landfill site administration
  • Improving efficiency and controlling costs

Who Should Attend

Landfill owners, managers, and supervisors, as well as engineers and consultants.

Course Content

The course manual is Manager of Landfill Operations. This comprehensive operations manual covers the following topics, and more with supplemental images, graphs and examples for participants to discuss and serves as a must-have on the job reference tool.

  • Landfill Basics
  • Regulations
  • Landfill Layout and Siting
  • Landfill Design and Construction
  • Landfill Equipment
  • Landfill Operations
  • Leachate and Landfill Gas Management
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Landfill Economics
  • Safety Issues and Planning
  • Landfill Administration
  • Closure Issues
  • Inspections

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