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Landfill Operations Basics Course

SWANA BC & Yukon Chapter

Monday, 8 May 2017 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

Landfill Operations Basics Course

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Regular Registration - SWANA Member   more info 8 May 2017 $700.00 $0.00 $35.00
Regular Registration - Non-Member 8 May 2017 $750.00 $0.00 $37.50

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity provided by the SWANA Pacific BC & Yukon Chapter in Nanaimo, BC.


The SWANA LOB course is a basic course for landfill operations staff and is a good primer course for those professionals interested in acquiring their Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Certification.  The course teaches landfill staff how to operate a modern sanitary landfill.  Issues covered include waste receiving and scale house operations, spotting and waste screening, equipment selection, operational and compaction issues and techniques, safety, special operations and littler control as well as environmental monitoring and control of landfill gas, leachate and surface runoff. The course includes a site visit and tour of an operating landfill if within easy distance and availability of the course teaching location.

Who Should Attend?
Landfill owners, operators, managers, supervisors/foremen, scalehouse operators, equipment operators, spotters, laborers and other employees responsible for daily landfill operation.

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 & Compaction
  • Litter Control
  • Landfill Safety
  • Hard-to-Handle Wastes
  • Special Wastes
  • Nuisance and Health Issues
  • Landfill Gas Generation and Management
  • Leachate Production and Management
  • Groundwater Monitoring

Price includes: Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided on both days.



As there will be a facility tour, all attendees please ensure they bring their PPE (steel toed boots, a reflective safety vest, and safety eyewear).



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Country Grocer
82 - 12th Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 6R6

Monday, 8 May 2017 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, 9 May 2017 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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