Online courses start at 8:00 am and will go until approximately 4:00 pm each day (Mountain Time / Alberta).
Participants are encouraged to use video chat as it makes for much better interaction and conversation. If you are taking this course for CEUs, you will be required to be visible via video camera throughout the course.
Locationlive online classroom (via Zoom)
Please register early so we have enough time to ship the course materials to you before the course starts. We cannot guarantee that you will have your course manual in time if you register less than 10 business days prior to course begin.
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 (i.e., 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
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.
If you would like to write the Alberta or Manitoba Landfill Operators Certification exam immediately following a course, you must fill out an application to write the exam (the exam requires a separate application form and documentation). All applications must be received by the SWANA office no later than 4 weeks prior to the exam date. Click on the button below to find more information, and application forms for your province.
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.