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 MSW Collection Systems

SWANA eCourse - Managing MSW Collection Systems

Managing Collection Systems discusses emerging technology and best practices for the collection of residential solid waste and recyclables from single- and multi-family residences. Take a deep dive into information that will help you plan, operate, and manage residential solid waste and recyclables collection systems.

Course Objectives

This course addresses:

  • Municipal solid waste design and operation
  • Methods, types, and levels of collection services
  • Collection equipment types, design, and maintenance practices
  • Specifications for collection equipment
  • The four “proven” collection methods
  • Collection vehicle routing guidelines and techniques
  • Yard waste, special waste, and commercial waste collection guidelines and techniques
  • Collection services organization and management
  • Cost accounting practices and collection services financing
  • Health and safety programs
  • Effective billing practices and customer service program
  • Education and community outreach programs

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for collection system owners, operators, managers, system planners, and employees responsible for collection system operations management.

Course Content

The course consists of lectures, class exercises, and discussions. The text for the course, Managing MSW Collection Systems, is a comprehensive guide with supplemental images, graphs, examples, and exercises. It serves as an on-the-job reference.

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@Home Self-Study Courses

SWANA Training @Home - Collection Operations Basics

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
SWANA Recorded Webinar

Improving Collection Services Satisfaction

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00
SWANA Recorded Webinar

Tacoma Solid Waste Management Recovery & Transfer Center

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00
SWANA Recorded Webinar

Developing a Special Waste Collection Center

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00
SWANA Recorded Webinar

Improving Collection and Post-Collection Safety Practices

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00
SWANA Recorded Webinar

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
SWANA Recorded Webinar

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