Landfill Operations Basics

  1. North Battleford, SK

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    The course will begin at 8:00am and will go until approximately 4:30pm each day. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Instructor

    Michel Lefebvre

    $550 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $600 + GST for Non-Members
    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration
  2. Swan River, MB

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    The course will begin at 8:00am and will go until approximately 4:30pm each day. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Instructor

    Eldon Walman

    Exam Date

    $550 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $600 + GST for Non-Members
    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    If you planned on writing the Manitoba LOC exam on February 28, 2019 please select the appropriate exam add-on on the registration page and ensure you submit the exam application prior to the application deadline of January 29, 2019

    Manitoba Sustainable Development has advised that the exam is available only to employees of landfills on provincial land. If the landfill that you work at is on federal land (ie. a First Nation Reserve) then, unfortunately, you are not eligible to write the exam. The course itself is open to anyone interested.

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration
  3. Grande Prairie, AB

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    The course will begin at 8:00am and will go until approximately 4:30pm each day. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location

    Aquatera

    Instructor

    Ray Juska / Jim Lapp

    Exam Date

    $550 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $600 + GST for Non-Members
    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    If you planned on writing the Alberta LOC exam on March 22, 2019 please select the appropriate exam add-on on the registration page and ensure you submit the exam application prior to the application deadline of February 22, 2019

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration
  4. Edmonton, AB

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    The course will begin at 8:00am and will go until approximately 4:30pm each day. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location

    Edmonton Waste Management Centre

    Instructor

    Michel Lefebvre

    Exam Date

    $550 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $600 + GST for Non-Members
    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    If you planned on writing the Alberta LOC exam on April 18, 2019 please select the appropriate exam add-on on the registration page and ensure you submit the exam application prior to the application deadline of March 21, 2019

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration
  5. Winnipeg, MB

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    The course will begin at 8:00am and will go until approximately 4:30pm each day. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location

    1120 Waverly St.

    Instructor

    Michel Lefebvre / Chris Kozak

    Exam Date

    $550 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $600 + GST for Non-Members
    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    If you planned on writing the Manitoba LOC exam on June 6, 2019 please select the appropriate exam add-on on the registration page and ensure you submit the exam application prior to the application deadline of May 9, 2019

    Manitoba Sustainable Development has advised that the exam is available only to employees of landfills on provincial land. If the landfill that you work at is on federal land (ie. a First Nation Reserve) then, unfortunately, you are not eligible to write the exam. The course itself is open to anyone interested.

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration
  6. Fort McMurray, AB

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    The course will begin at 8:00am and will go until approximately 4:30pm each day. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

    Instructor

    Michel Lefebvre

    Exam Date

    $550 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $600 + GST for Non-Members
    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    If you planned on writing the Alberta LOC exam on November 6, 2019 please select the appropriate exam add-on on the registration page and ensure you submit the exam application prior to the application deadline of October 9, 2019

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration
  7. Fort McMurray, AB

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    This course will begin at 1:00pm on November 6th and will go until approximately 12:00pm on the 8th. The AB LOC exam will follow at 1:00pm on the 8th. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Location

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

    Instructor

    Michel Lefebvre

    Exam Date

    $550 + GST for SWANA Members **
    $600 + GST for Non-Members
    **please note, SWANA memberships are individual. In order to qualify for the discounted rate the membership number supplied must be in the name of the registrant.

    If you planned on writing the Alberta LOC exam on November 6, 2019 please select the appropriate exam add-on on the registration page and ensure you submit the exam application prior to the application deadline of October 9, 2019

    Member Registration
    Non-Member Registration

Increase your understanding of landfill operations with this introductory course. This course provides scalehouse operators, equipment operators, spotters, laborers and other key landfill employees with an overview of landfill operations, how they relate to one another and basic health and safety issues.

(2 days; optional written Alberta or Manitoba Landfill Operator Certification exam available)
Manitoba Sustainable Development has advised that the exam is available only to employees of landfills on provincial land. If the landfill that you work at is on federal land (ie. a First Nation Reserve) then, unfortunately, you are not eligible to write the exam. The course itself is open to anyone interested.

Earn 20 SWANA CEU’s and/or 1.2 CEU’s towards your Alberta Landfill Operator Certification

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • The role of the sanitary landfills as a component of an integrated solid waste management system
  • Key functions and associated processes within landfill operations
  • The basics of landfill gas and leachate management and groundwater monitoring
  • Essentials of equipment selection, cell construction and litter management
  • The fundamentals of accident prevention

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for landfill owners, operators, managers, supervisors/foremen, scalehouse operators, equipment operators, spotters, laborers and other employees responsible for daily landfill operation.  as well as for those who intend to write the Alberta Landfill Operator Certification Exam.

Certification

If you would like to write the Alberta Landfill Facility Operators Certification exam immediately following this course, you must fill out an application to write the exam (the exam requires a separate application form). All applications must be received by the SWANA office no later than 4 weeks prior to the exam date.

Certification Details

Course Content

The course manual is Landfill Operations Basics. This manual details the following topics with supplemental images, graphs and examples for participants to discuss and serves as an on-the-job reference resource.

  • The Sanitary Landfill in Integrated Solid
    Waste Management
  • Gate Attendant & Scalehouse Operations
  • Spotting and Waste Screening
  • Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  • Cell Construction and Compaction
  • Litter Control
  • Alberta (or Manitoba or Saskatchewan, as applicable)
    Regulatory Framework
  • Landfill Safety
  • Hard-to-Handle Wastes
  • Special Wastes
  • Nuisance and Health Issues
  • Landfill Gas Generation and Management
  • Leachate Production and Management
  • Groundwater Monitoring