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

Zero Waste Principles & Practices

Professionals who take this new Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course will have the ability to integrate their understanding of Zero Waste with their existing waste management systems, practices and policies to move local systems toward locally-defined Zero Waste goals.

The Zero Waste Principles & Practices certification course is a joint undertaking of SWANA and the California Resource Recovery Association. CRRA is dedicated to achieving environmental sustainability in and beyond California through Zero Waste strategies. SWANA, with its work in 45 chapters across the United States and Canada, is committed to educating professionals working in the industry and to moving the industry as a whole from a focus on solid waste management to resource management.

Content and Approach

The Zero Waste Principles & Practices course encompasses a broad overview of Zero Waste principles and practices in 10 modules covering public policy, programs, technology and measurement:

  • Introduction to Zero Waste, including a survey of different definitions and perspectives
  • What’s In Your Waste Stream?
  • Upstream, Midstream and Downstream: understanding Zero Waste strategies as they affect each stage of product lifestyles
  • Collections Options
  • Processing Technology Options
  • Managing Organics
  • Public Venues and Challenging Materials
  • Changing Behavior through Education and Outreach
  • Financing and Funding
  • Contracting and Partnerships

The course provides many opportunities for discussion among instructors and participants. It draws on current materials and examples from outside the published manual and engages students in several in-class exercises.

Who Should Attend?

Entry and mid-level managers of programs and systems serving local governments and other industry professionals that work in an advisory or consulting capacity with municipal programs and staff.

Buying Options :

@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