Landfill Operations Basics – Williams Lake


Course Dates: Wednesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 17, 2019
Exam Date: Thursday, October 17/19 (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
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Cariboo Regional District
Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue
Williams, Lake, BC

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity provided by the SWANA Pacific BC & Yukon Chapter in Williams Lake, 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 (September 16, 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 [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.


A block of rooms has been reserved and reservations must be made before Friday, September 20, 2019 in order to get the special group rate of $128.69 (plus applicable taxes) per night for a Standard Queen room, city or lake view, single/double occupancy. Please contact the hotel directly and mention the SWANA Pacific group block. Price includes continental breakfast, parking and wifi.

Best Western Williams Lake Hotel
1850 Broadway Avenue S
Williams Lake, BC V2G 5G8



Additional information


SWANA Member, Non-member, Optional SWANA Certification Exam

Event Details

Start date: October 16, 2019

End date: October 17, 2019

Start time: 07:15 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Cariboo Regional District

Directions: Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue Williams, Lake, BC