SWANA To Update Three Training And Certification Courses

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


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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