Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Online /
Oct 16 - 17, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0217-ONL24

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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 the environment, and the need to promote and implement Sustainable Development strategies.

This workshop provides an in-depth study of 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 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 the environment
  • Introduce existing regulations and guidelines 
  • Introduce the concept of an 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 the 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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Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

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Introduction and overview

  • Background and Purpose
  • Historical trends, Waste related problems, Terminologies
  • Introducing Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) plan and Waste Management Hierarchy
  • Review of Regulatory Context and Legislation

Solid Waste Generation

  • Waste generation rates and waste composition
  • Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of Municipal Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Classification and sources, and methods of estimation of generation rate

Collection and Transport

  • Solid Waste Collection and Transport Systems
  • Analysis and Design of Waste Collection Routes

Source Separation and Recycling, Materials Recovery Facilities


  • Important Factors and their Optimum range
  • Composting Technologies

Final Disposal

  • Engineered Landfills; Landfill leachate and gases
  • Bioreactor Landfills
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Incineration 

Hazardous Waste Management

Questions and Answers

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Majid Sartaj, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Majid Sartaj is a registered Professional Engineer and a faculty member in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Ottawa. He holds a BSc degree in Civil Eng. and a MSc and PhD in Environmental Eng. Dr. Sartaj has over 20 years of experience in academia and consulting in Environmental Engineering and Waste Management. During this time, he has taught courses on the design of water & wastewater treatment, solid waste management, environmental impact assessment, environmental site assessment, and site and field investigation.

His research areas include sustainable solid waste management (SWM) technologies, with the main focus on Bioreactor Landfilling and biogas/renewable natural gas (NRG) production, remediation of contaminated soils, the application of adsorption and Ion-Exchange processes for removal of contaminants, and modelling their fate and transport in the environment. Dr. Sartaj is the author or co-author of around 100 research publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He has supervised or co-supervised more than 40 graduate students.

Dr. Sartaj has actively participated and organized several national and international conferences.

The Engineering Institute of Canada

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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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