Training & Certification
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.
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.
Why SWANA Certification is important and beneficial to employees and employers:
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.
Facility owners, operators, manufacturers, managers, supervisors, and employees involved in the daily operation of a recycling facility or program.
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
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 that details the following topics with supplemental images, graphs, examples, and exercises. It serves as a must-have on-the-job reference tool.