Landfill Operations Basics – Trail


Course Date: Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Exam Date: Wednesday, May 13 (end of day)
Time: 7:15 am – 5:00 pm (approximately each day)

Options PriceQuantityTotal
SWANA Member $700.00 $700.00
Non-member $750.00 $750.00
SKU: N/A Category:



Greater Trail Community Centre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail, BC

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity provided by the SWANA Pacific BC & Yukon Chapter in Trail, 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 (close of business April 10, 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]

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 Prestige Mountain Resort in Rossland (15 minute drive) start at $179/night for this period.

Please make your reservations with the hotel directly:

  • Prestige Mountain Resort – 1919 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC | 250-362-737


Additional information


SWANA Member, Non-member, Optional SWANA Certification Exam

Event Details

Start date: May 12, 2020

End date: May 13, 2020

Start time: 07:15 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Greater Trail Community Centre

Directions: 1501 Cedar Avenue Trail, BC