We've been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the agenda for the 2016 Pacific Northwest Regional Symposium - "The Nuts and Bolts of Solid Waste: A New Tool Kit".
Don’t miss this opportunity to network and get up to date on the state-of-the-art in the solid waste industry. We have a full slate of SWANA certified training courses taking place earlier in the week, as well as workshops, tours, 18 session streams, close to 60 presentations and more than 70 speakers. Also attending are more than 25 exhibitors, with a sponsors' reception on the evening ofApril 6th, as well as a full dinner in Vancouver and a unique show at Canada Place on Thursdayevening included for those attending Thursday's events.
Most of the sponsorship opportunities are spoken for but there are still a few to choose from. Join us at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver. We've done some housekeeping on theconference page on the website to make it much easier to navigate - the agenda is available either as a downloadable PDF or a mobile-friendly tabbed version. For registration, sponsorship information and the updated agenda, visit swanabc.org/swana-northwest-symposium
Managing Integrated Solid Waste Systems
Monday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 6 2016
If you are a manager of solid waste systems and want to improve your knowledge and skills level with respect to the planning, development and management of solid waste systems, this could be the course for you! This course is SWANA certified with 30 CEUs offered to those that successfully complete the training and exam. Get all the details here. You can take the training and then stay an extra two days for the 2016 SWANA Northwest Regional Symposium.
Compost Facility Operators Course
Abbotsford BC April 4 – 6, 2016
We are pleased to partner with Dr. John Paul of Transform Compost Systems and the Compost Council of Canada to present the Compost Facility Operators Course. This training is recommended for compost facility operators and managers, consultants, suppliers of compost equipment and public officials involved in organic waste management. Dr. John Paul is teaching this course in Abbotsford, April 4 through 6, 2016, just prior to the Northwest Regional Symposium. Participants who successfully complete the course have the opportunity to apply for 15 CEUs from SWANA. For more information or to register, visit transformcompostsystems.com
Safety Matters Workshop
Wednesday, April 6th - 8:00am to 12:30pm
We are holding a special, first of its kind half day “Safety Matters” workshop on Wednesday, April 6th just prior to the Northwest Regional Symposium in North Vancouver. SWANA is placing a greater emphasis on Safety to improve the waste industries high fatality, injury and accident rates. The launch of the new Safety Ambassador program provides SWANA chapters with an Ambassador to provide education, resources and initiatives with safety. It is obvious that safety is a core value for SWANA and the focus will be on how we can all work to reduce accidents and injuries. Participating in this workshop entitles members to 3 CEU’s. See swanabc.org for details and registration information.
Landfill Operations Basics
Wednesday, April 27 to Friday, April 29, 2016
Glenmore Landfill, Kelowna, 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. This course is being hosted by the City of Kelowna at their offices and meeting space at the Glenmore Landfill. As a result, participants will have several opportunities to visit and tour the landfill and learn, first hand, what is being taught in course materials. See swanabc.org for details and registration information.