Landfill Operations Basics – Virtual Online Training


New date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (all day – 1/2 hour lunch break)
Cost: $375 member and non-member

LOB certificate exam: will be forwarded to attendees and taken online.
Virtual online training using the Zoom platform

Need more info! Please call or email [email protected].

Seats Available: 1




Virtual Online Training

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity provided by the SWANA Pacific BC & Yukon Chapter – Virtually! This training course is entitled to 20 continuing education units (CEU’s) upon completion (you must be in attendance for the duration of the training in order to receive your CEU’s).

Zoom online platform details including log in instructions and etiquette will follow.


The SWANA Landfill Operations Basics (LOB) training program 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. The course includes a site visit and tour of an operating landfill if within easy distance and availability of the course teaching location.

Who Should Attend?

Landfill owners, operators, managers, supervisors/foremen, scalehouse operators, equipment operators, spotters, laborers and other employees responsible for daily landfill operation.

Course Content

The course manual is Landfill Operations Basics, Canadian Edition. The manual details the following topics with supplemental images, graphs and examples for participants to discuss and serves as an on-the-job reference resource.

  • The Sanitary Landfill in Integrated Solid Waste Management
  • Gate Attendant & Scalehouse Operations
  • Spotting and Waste Screening
  • Equipment Selection and Maintenance
  • Cell Construction & Compaction
  • Litter Control
  • Landfill Safety
  • Hard-to-Handle Wastes
  • Special Wastes
  • Nuisance and Health Issues
  • Landfill Gas Generation and Management
  • Leachate Production and Management
  • Groundwater Monitoring

What is the Refund Policy?

A full refund minus a $75 administration fee will be issued prior to 30 days (close of business May 25, 2020) before the Landfill Operations Basics Course. Full charge applicable thereafter. Although refunds will not be issued within 30 days of the training which the participant is registered for, substitutions ARE allowed. Please call or email request to [email protected]


Event Details

Start date: June 24, 2020

End date: June 24, 2020

Start time: 07:15 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Virtual Online Training