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Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

14 Professional Development Hours


Waste Management has been one of the challenging issues of the last few decades due to continuing population growth, rising standards of living, its impacts on public health and environment, and the need to promote and implement Sustainable Development strategies.

This workshop provides an in-depth study of the municipal and hazardous solid waste management issues. It covers legislation, waste generation rates, waste composition, collection and transfer, waste separation and recovery processes, composting, landfill disposal, incineration, energy recovery, and a brief review of Hazardous Waste Management issues and practices.


The main objective of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the guiding principles and existing methods and technologies in the field.

The specific objectives are:

  • To provide an understanding of solid waste management issues and impacts on public health and environment
  • Introduce existing regulations and guidelines 
  • Introduce the concept of Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) plan, Waste Management Hierarchy, and basic Functional Elements (Generation, Storage, Transport, Transform, Disposal)
  • Provide an understanding of physical, chemical and biological mechanisms and principles of solid waste management and available methods and tools
  • Introduce different problem solving and design tools for analysis and design of different components of a municipal solid waste management system
  • A brief review of Hazardous Waste Management issues

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Solid Waste Generation
  • Collection and Transport
  • Source Separation and Recycling, Materials Recovery Facilities
  • Composting
  • Final Disposal
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Questions and Answers

Who Should Attend
Those involved in decision making, management, planning and design, monitoring, operating and handling and auditing municipal and industrial waste, including: Environmental Engineers • Environmental Consultants • Municipal Authorities and Personnel • Solid Waste Facilities Operators • Environmental Technologists and Technicians.

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 2/27/2023


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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