Training & Certification

Collection & Transfer

Collection and Transfer

Today, the collection and transfer of refuse and recyclables relies heavily on efficiency and predictability. To help solid waste professionals keep up with this progressive field, SWANA provides you with Collection and Transfer training current with today’s trends and tomorrow’s emerging technologies. Explore how implementing an efficient route design will help your bottom line. Learn to handle waste with haste, while discovering how to keep transfer operations lean and mean.

SWANA Training Courses

Managing Composting Programs

SWANA eCourse - Managing Composting Programs

Managing Composting Programs addresses concepts critical to successfully managing composting programs, including the rationale for composting, planning and site development, economics, and operations. Managing Composting Programs discusses best practices, emerging technologies, and management issues characteristic of municipal composting programs. The course consists of class lectures, discussions, activities, and an optional facility tour.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who manage or would like to manage municipal composting programs; operators of municipal composting programs, consultants, or anyone with interest in the field of composting.

Course Content

The text for the course is Managing Composting Programs. This comprehensive manual covers these topics including supplemental images, graphs, examples, and exercises.

  • The Importance of Composting as a Component of Solid Waste Management
  • Compost Uses, Markets & Compost Quality
  • Composting Principles
  • Composting Methods
  • Facility Site Development and Equipment
  • System Planning and Economics
  • Operations and Troubleshooting
  • Regulatory Management
  • Organic Material Collection
  • Additional Ways to Manage Organics

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@Home Self-Study Courses

Collection Operations Basics @Home Training

This introductory course to the basics of collecting municipal solid waste and integrated solid waste management, serves as a first exposure to people new to the industry and as a refresher for experienced operators and managers.
Member Price: $225.00
Non-Member Price: $325.00

Recorded Webinars

Using Machine Vision + AI to Advance Safety in Waste Fleets

Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $0.00

Improving Collection Services Satisfaction

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00

Tacoma Solid Waste Management Recovery & Transfer Center

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00

Developing a Special Waste Collection Center

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00

Improving Collection and Post-Collection Safety Practices

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00

Post-Collection Safety

Post-Collection Safety Keeping Your Employees Safe at Landfills, MRFs, and Transfer Stations
Member Price: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00

Consolidating and Managing HHW Operations

Consolidating and Managing HHW Operations How to Gain Monetary Savings and Efficiencies
Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00