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.

Certification Courses

Managing Recycling Systems

Managing Recycling

This course focuses on recycling materials found in municipal solid waste (MSW) generated from residential, commercial and institutional sources, not including hazardous wastes, household hazardous wastes or special wastes. The course provides information on successfully planning, developing, marketing, and managing recycling programs. Managing Recycling Systems also addresses collection, processing, application of end-use standards and protection of human health and the environment.

Who Should Attend

Facility owners, operators, manufacturers, managers, supervisors and employees, involved in the daily operation of a recycling facility or program.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the elements associated with designing and developing a sustainable recycling program
  • Determine acceptable material quality and requirements for existing and emerging markets
  • Apply quality requirements and regulatory standards of a “Buy Recycled” program
  • Identify program costs and revenues required to develop a funding
  • Establish and manage contracts for recycling services
  • Select the appropriate tools for recyclable collection
  • Plan an education and outreach program

Course Content

The course consists of lectures, class activities, exercises, and a facility tour (when available in proximity to the class location) to see theory in everyday practice. The text for the course, Managing Recycling Systems, is a comprehensive manual which details the following topics with supplemental images, graphs, examples and exercises. It serves as a must-have on the job reference tool.

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

@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

Webinars

Using Machine Vision + AI to Advance Safety in Waste Fleets

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

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
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Improving Collection Services Satisfaction

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00
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Tacoma Solid Waste Management Recovery & Transfer Center

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00
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Developing a Special Waste Collection Center

Member Price: $49.00
Non-Member Price: $94.00
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Improving Collection and Post-Collection Safety Practices

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