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SWANA e-course on HHW

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced a course on Household Hazardous Waste management...

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced a course on Household Hazardous Waste management to be held September 10, 17 and 24 at 1:45 p.m. EDT. Register for all three sessions and save!


September 10 — HHW Screening in Riverside County

Matt Hickman, Riverside County, CA

Riverside County Waste Management Department operates solid waste landfills in Riverside County, California. This presentation depicts the Department’s Hazardous Waste Load checking/Inspection Program from 1991 to present. This presentation is full of interesting photos and movies showing the types and quantities of hazardous waste illegally disposed of at Department landfills, and statistics that explains the common problem of hazardous waste in the solid waste stream. The presentation will cover:

— Load Check Programs Elements

— Load Checker and Supervisor Training

— Random and Targeted Load Inspections

— Recognizing Residential, Commercial and Industrial Hazardous Waste Found in Waste Loads

— Identifying and Communicating with Responsible Entities Regulatory Agency Reporting, Coordination

— Assistance Record Retention Showing a History of an Effective Program

September 17 Home-Generated Sharps in Household Waste

Jenny Schumann, Coalition for Safe Needle Disposal

Over nine million Americans generate approximately three billion needles (sharps) every year. Due to the lack of regulation, the majority of these needles end up in the household trash. The Coalition for Safe Community Needle Disposal is working with state and local leaders to change legislation offering residents a safer disposal solution other than the household trash. This session will update you on efforts underway across the U.S. to change the way Americans dispose of used needles at-home.

September 24 — Local Governments Promote Producer Responsibility for CFLs

Lauren Cole, King County Solid Waste Division, WA

With large retailers such as Home Depot and Best Buy rolling out collection programs, CFLs are once again at the forefront of household hazardous waste. This presentation will describe King County’s efforts to establish a private sector network of fluorescent lamp recycling sites, describe fluorescent lamp legislative efforts and provide information about the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) Fluorescent Lamp Dialogue.

Sessions begin at 1:45 p.m. EDT and last approximately 75 minutes.

Registration closes at 11:00 a.m. EDT the day of the session


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