Transfer Station Operator



    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 (virtual)
    $350/person plus GST (in person)

    View Dates and Register here
    REGISTER HERE FOR: Manitoba TSO - April 18, 2024 (MEIA/SWANA Partnership)

This course will outline the basic requirements for development and operation of transfer stations and will provide operators with an understanding of standard operating procedures for best customer service, efficient operations, safety, and environmental protection

(1 day; no written exam)

You will earn 7.5 SWANA PDHs and/or 1.6 CEUs towards your Alberta Landfill Operator Certification

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to provide information to transfer station operating staff on good operating practices and safety.  Students will learn about different transfer station designs and how they fit within waste management systems.  Students will also learn about waste diversion opportunities at a transfer station.

Who Should Attend

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

Course Content

  • Role of Transfer Stations in a Waste Management System
  • Regulation of Transfer Stations in Alberta/Manitoba/Saskatchewan, as applicable
  • Overview of Waste Collection Systems
  • Transfer Station Design and Selection
  • Site Control and Supervision
  • Screening for Prohibited Wastes
  • Transfer Station Operation and Maintenance
  • Scheduling of Transfer Vehicles
  • Transfer Station Safety and Environmental Management