Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems Training – SFU Harbour Centre


Course Date: Monday, November 18 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Exam Date: Wednesday, November 20/19 (end of day)
Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (approximately each day)

Options PriceQuantityTotal
SWANA Member $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Non-member $1,450.00 $1,450.00
Optional SWANA Certification Exam $300.00 $300.00
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Simon Fraser University (SFU) Harbour Centre
Joseph and Rosalie Segal Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC


Don’t miss out on this great opportunity provided by the SWANA Pacific BC & Yukon Chapter in Vancouver, BC.

Earn 30 SWANA Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) upon completion of training course.


SWANA’s Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems (ISWM) is designed to improve the knowledge of individuals that manage municipal solid waste management systems while addressing the many and varied duties of the solid waste system manager. Master concepts of planning, developing and managing solid waste systems are discussed along with specific system management issues.

Who Should Attend?

The ISWM training course is intended for current and future managers of government solid waste management systems and other industry professionals that may work in an advisory or consulting capacity with municipal waste managers.

Course Objectives:

This comprehensive 3-day training course consists of lectures, discussions amongst participants, class activities and exercises. This course gives waste management professionals an excellent overview of the various issues involved in the management of solid waste systems including:

  • Planning, regulatory considerations and public education
  • Facility basics (landfills, transfer stations, waste-to-energy facilities)
  • Collection systems
  • Recycling and reuse program
  • Management of hard-to-handle wastes
  • Composting
  • Incorporating emerging concepts (product stewardship, zero waste, conversion technologies, greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy options) into existing systems
  • Funding options, budgeting and contracting and procurement
  • Health and safety
  • Personnel management

The course provides many opportunities for discussion and collaboration among participants, including instructor-led discussions and a comprehensive course exercise designed to reinforce the concepts presented.

What is the Refund Policy?

A full refund minus a $75 administration fee will be issued prior to 30 days (October 18, 2019) before the Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems 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 all 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 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in order to get the special group rate of $249 (plus applicable taxes) per night for a Standard King Suite, city view room, single/double occupancy. Please contact the hotel directly and mention SWANA Pacific or you can book online using the group link.

Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites
550 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

Hotel Website – Book your group rate for SWANA Pacific


Additional information


SWANA Member, Non-member, Optional SWANA Certification Exam

Event Details

Start date: November 18, 2019

End date: November 20, 2019

Start time: 07:30 a.m.

End time: 05:00 p.m.

Venue: Simon Fraser University (SFU) Harbour Centre

Directions: Joseph and Rosalie Segal Centre 515 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC