Course Goal

This waste management course describes the fundamentals of a waste management program and provides some specific examples to build an understanding of why we need to handle each type of waste differently. Markets are now available for many by-products formerly land filled waste, and there are excellent waste transfer facilities and handlers found throughout Alberta. By learning the fundamentals of a waste management program, industrial personnel will learn the best ways to dispose of wastes. Wastes may become a profit center rather than a burden on future generations.

Learning Objectives

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Recognize the value of waste reduction, recycling and reuse
  • Recognize the involvement of three levels of government regarding waste management
  • Recognize the purpose and components of an environmental management system and waste management plan
  • List 3 hazardous wastes commonly generated by the woodlands operations, and assess the safety of moving/handling them
  • Select a sorting and delivery system for 2 common non-hazardous wastes
  • Locate markets for wastes that lead to a positive cash flow from waste disposal