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

Transfer Station Management

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The Transfer Station Management (TSM) course addresses factors in planning, design, operation and management of a transfer station. You will learn how a well-planned, designed and operated transfer station provides advantages and flexibility to a waste management system. Discussion of how effective communication with the public and regulators helps mitigate challenges in planning and operating a transfer station, and how planning and design affect construction and operation.

SWANA offers Transfer Station Management as preparation for the Transfer Station Management certification exam and as a standalone course.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the steps, factors, local requirements in site selection and development and conceptual design
  • Describe site specific characteristics such as building design, peak flows, waste processing and hauling technologies
  • Implement procedures in protecting transfer station property, identifying problematic waste and compliance requirements
  • Minimize risk to personnel, maintain and properly use diverse equipment
  • Understand regulatory compliance requirements and develop a comprehensive recordkeeping program are incorporated
  • Employ proactive communication with employers, customers, and general public

Who Should Attend

Solid Waste directors/supervisors, Transfer Station managers, developers, and consulting engineers will benefit from this course.

Course Content

The course consists of lectures, discussion, class activities and exercises, and an optional facility tour. The text for the course, Transfer Stations Management, also serves as an on the job reference. The following topics with supplemental images, graphs, examples and exercises are included.

  • Siting and Conceptual Design
  • Large Transfer Station Design
  • Small Transfer Stations and Convenience Centers
  • Efficient Operation and Maintenance
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Emergency and Contingency Plans
  • Regulatory and Permit Compliance
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Health and Safety
  • Record Keeping
  • Communication

@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

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