SWANA Ontario Chapter is offering waste management certification courses for the solid waste professional. The courses will take place at the Holiday Inn, Oshawa, Ontario from May 7 to 10, 2007.
This spring SWANA is presenting three, 3-day certification courses, with an opportunity to write the CHALLENGE EXAM on Thursday May 10, 2007. The three courses being offered are:
~Managing MSW Recycling Systems
~Managing MSW Collection Systems
~Construction and Demolition Certification
1. MANAGING MSW RECYCLING SYSTEMS Mon. May 7 to Wed. May 9
This prep course for the Recycling Certification exam will help you to understand the marketing tools of recyclables in order to simplify your system and maximize your revenues. Recognize the issues that need to be considered when planning, designing and managing waste reduction, recycling and composting systems. Receive hands on instruction and learn about reduce, reuse and recycle strategies and initiatives that pertain to municipal waste. Use these tactical methods to apply to and improve your program. In addition, grasp the key concepts of marketing recyclables and explore the basics of system costs, funding and ownership/operation decisions that increase revenue.
2. MANAGING MSW COLLECTION SYSTEMS Mon. May 7 to Wed. May 9
Be able to collect waste with haste through this prep course for the Collection Systems Certification exam. Receive instruction in different areas of the collection system such as an understanding of the logistics of planning, managing and operating solid waste and recyclables collection services. This course consists of presentations, classroom exercises, and case studies that will enable you to navigate and chart routes more effectively. You will examine waste characteristics, service types, equipment, routing and system design. Furthermore, learn up to date practices for handling various materials, including residential MSW, traditional recyclables, yard wastes, bulky items and commercial wastes.
3. CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION CERTIFICATION May 7 to May 9
This prep course was developed in cooperation with the Construction Material Recycling Association (CMRA). It will instruct you in the fundamental skills, abilities, and knowledge required by a manager of C&D debris operations. Through classroom exercises and case studies, individuals will be trained on subjects important for the environmentally and economically sound design and operation of recycling and disposal operations for C&D debris materials. As well, issues such as facilities siting, site design and materials marketing will be reviewed.
The courses are being held at the Oshawa Holiday Inn, 1011 Bloor Street East, Oshawa ON, L1H 7K6. Take Exit 419 off highway 401 (Harmony Road) and follow the signs.
The Hotel has set aside a block of rooms for the Training Week at a special rate of $115.00 per night. Students are to make their own arrangements with Holiday Inn by phoning 905-576-5101 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Identify yourself as attending the SWANA Ontario Chapter training week, Group booking code SWA. Cut off date for these rooms is Apr 7, 2007.
Each course will be going on a site tour relating to the course material. Please bring appropriate clothing and safety footwear.
Students are requested to bring a calculator to assist with any mathematical problems in the course and exam.
For further information, please contact the SWANA Ontario Chapter office: