Household Hazardous Waste Operator – Canada



    Online courses typically start at 8:00 am and go until approximately 4:00 pm Mountain (Alberta) Time.

    You will require a computer, video camera and internet connection. If you are taking this for CEUs you will be required to be visible via video camera


    live online classroom (via Zoom)

    $275/person plus GST

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(1 day; no written exam)

You will earn 7.5 SWANA PDHs and/or 0.75 CEUs towards your Alberta Landfill Operator Certification

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to provide information to household hazardous waste operating staff on good operating practices and safety. Students will learn how to handle a wide range of household hazardous waste efficiently and safely, along with the basics of a well laid out site and operational procedures.

Who Should Attend

The course is suited to those persons who are involved in the planning, operation and supervision of HHW programs.

Course Content

  • Role of HHW in a Waste Management System
  • Overview of HHW Operator roles, responsibilities, and requirements
  • Customer Service
  • The Chemistry of HHW
  • Receiving HHW – Handling Requirements & Packaging
  • Health & Safety and Emergency Response Measures
  • Waste Classifications, Identification, and Storage
  • Site Security and Organization
  • Importance of Record Keeping and Documentation
  • HHW Site Design and Traffic Flow
  • Regulations

*This course was prepared by the Ontario Chapter of SWANA, with course content
contributed by Ontario waste professionals.