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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.

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Transfer Station Management

Transfer Station Management eCourse

Prepare for the Inevitable

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