Landfill Operations Basics – Kelowna


Course Date: Thursday, November 28 – Friday, November 29, 2019
Exam Date: Friday, November 29/19 (end of day)
Time: 7:15 am – 5:00 pm (approximately each day)

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City of Kelowna Glenmore Landfill Technical Building
2720 John Hindle Drive
Kelowna, BC

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity provided by the SWANA Pacific BC & Yukon Chapter in Kelowna, BC. This training course is entitled to 20 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) upon completion.


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

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

As there will be a facility tour, all attendees please ensure they bring their PPE (steel toed boots, a reflective safety vest, and safety eyewear).

What is the Refund Policy?

A full refund minus a $75 administration fee will be issued prior to 30 days (October 30, 2019) 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 .

Are meals included?

Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided on both days. We will try to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please make note on the registration form in the appropriate field.


Preferred rates for accommodation at local hotels have not been made for this course, due to requirements for the size of block we would need to be able to fill. For those who are not local and will require a hotel in the area, rates at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center Kelowna start at $109/night for this period and rates at the Sandman Hotel & Suites Kelowna start at $99/night for this period.

Please make your reservations with one of these hotels directly:

  • Ramada Hotel – 2170 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC | 250.860.9711
  • Sandman Hotel – 2130 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC | 250.860.6409


Additional information


SWANA Member, Non-member, Optional SWANA Certification Exam

Event Details

Start date: November 28, 2019

End date: November 29, 2019

Start time: 07:15 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: City of Kelowna Glenmore Landfill Technical Building

Directions: 2720 John Hindle Drive Kelowna, BC