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Landfill Gas Operations and Management Course

Virtual Online
Rescheduled to June 29, 2020



Virtual Online
December 1, 2 and 3, 2020
Details TBA


Solid Waste Basics

Virtual Online
Date to be Rescheduled - TBD


Landfill Operations Basics [SOLD OUT]

Virtual Online Training
June 24, 2020


Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)

Richmond, BC
November 16-18, 2020 RESCHEDULED FROM MAY


Training Schedule 2020

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Advancing the responsible management of solid waste as a resource.

News & Updates

Advocacy Alert

By | News

On May 15, Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that Canada will commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. New rules were also announced which are meant to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, control emissions in the electricity sector, and update emissions standards for the chemical sector. Canada is currently not on track to meet its present emission reduction standard of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. More information about the announcement can be found here. Please feel free to share this information with your Chapter members. Questions or comments may be directed to Jesse Maxwell, Advocacy & eLearning Program Manager, at [email protected] or (240) 494-2237.

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Training Update

By | News, Training

Manager Transfer Station (MTS) training took place in conjunction with our spring conference this year.  Half a dozen students completed the training under A#1 instruction from Carol De La Franier and Nicole Steglich. As a result, Nicole is now a certified SWANA Instructor and a member of the SWANA International Faculty. Kudos to Nicole and Carol her Mentor! We held two very successful Landfill Operations Basics (LOB) training courses during the month of April.  The first session was held in Vernon  and the second in Whitehorse in partnership with Yukon College. Thanks to all who participated and to our two trainers Reinhard Trautmann and Mark Rowlands.  We look forward to hold our next session this coming November in Cranbrook. A draft training schedule to 2019 has been posted on our website – click here to have a look. The training committee will be meeting soon to finalize sessions and locations…

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Chapter Conference 2015 a Great Success!

By | Events
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated in our learning sessions and conference during March 23 to 27, 2015.  The conference was jam packed full of great speakers and lots of networking opportunities. Our exhibit space was sold out and we had a host of generous sponsors support the event. Some of the feedback we received included comments like: “The best lineup of speakers I have seen in a long time.” “Everyone is taking back information and ideas for improvement that will be directly applicable to their operations.Time and money well spent.” “Time to visit a new venue.We have been in the same place for over 10 years!” We have taken your feedback into consideration and next year’s conference will be bigger and better. Here are some highlights: In 2016 we host the SWANA Pacific Northwest Regional conference which only takes place in BC...
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We Are SWANA Pacific Chapter – BC & Yukon Networking, Training, and Certification for Integrated Waste Resource Management

We are the Pacific Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. As the leading organization in integrated waste resource management in BC and the Yukon, we provide expertise and professional development to practitioners through training, certification, and networking. Explore the About section to find out more about who we are and what we do.

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