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SWANA landfill symposium and training

Today (Thursday, October 26, 2006) I’m at the Landfill Symposium in Niagara Region being offered by SWANA — Ontario Chapter and the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA). I was the keynote speaker this morning and gave the “View from 10,000 Feet” — an overview of the dynamic issues affecting our industry, and the changing waste stream that will show up at landfills, impacted by product stewardship, source-separated organics and other diversion programs (as well as other things like waste-to-energy).
This is an excellent and very technical program. The two-day symposium follows several days of SWANA’s MOLO courses (Manager of Landfill Operations). SWANA Ontario’s new Executive Director John Lackie has plans to focus the organization on training in the coming years. (See updated list below.) SWANA Ontario also has a strong stream of conference workshops at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo on November 29 and 30. Check this website for further details. I’ve pasted the updated list of future SWANA Ontario events below.
More information will be available in the Events section of this website, and also at the SWANA Ontario website at:
Spring 2007
— Managing MSW Collection Systems
— Managing MSW Recycling Systems
— Construction and Demolition Certification Course
Fall 2007
— Household Hazardous Waste/CESQG Facility Operations Training
— Managing Transfer Station Systems
— Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)
Spring 2008
— Health and Safety for MRF Operations Personnel (one day)
— Managing Composting Operations
Fall 2008
Landfill Gas System Operation and Maintenance
Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)

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