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SWANA Certification: Professionalism, Recognition, Knowledge, Achievement, Leadership

SWANA certification is recognized by numerous states as the standard for solid waste employees.

Whether you’re just starting the journey or well on the path of becoming successful in the solid waste profession, SWANA Certification is your guide to career enhancement, increased salary, and greater success in your chosen discipline.

SWANA credentials are earned through education, experience and challenging program of examinations and maintained through continuous review and education.

Certification Information

SWANA Certification is recognized by numerous states as the standard for solid waste employees. Being SWANA Certified enhances your resume and distinguishes you as a leader in your profession.

Certification empowers you with the latest information, creates networking opportunities with fellow professionals, and identifies you as an asset to the industry.

Benefits of Being Certified

Why SWANA Certification is important and beneficial to employees and employers:

Employees —Get Certified and Shift Your Career into High Gear!

  • Accelerate your career
  • Increase job mobility
  • Command higher salary
  • Prove your skills & expertise
  • Demonstrate pride in your work
  • Gain competitive advantage over non-certified individuals

Employers —SWANA Certification Produces Results for Your Organization!

  • Leverage best practices for improved operations
  • Equip employees with knowledge
  • Reduce down-time from regulatory violations
  • Show customers your commitment to quality
  • Gain competitive advantage in bids & contracts
  • Inspire employee pride in work 

Learn More About SWANA’s Certification Disciplines

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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