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SWANA Pacific YP Speaker's Series - Now Virtual!

Join us for an evening of knowledgeable speakers and great conversations!
May 26, 2020


Landfill Gas Operations and Management Course

Virtual Online
Rescheduled to June 29, 2020



SFU Downtown Campus, Vancouver, BC
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Details TBA


Solid Waste Basics

Virtual Online
Date to be Rescheduled - TBD


Landfill Operations Basics

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

SWANA Landfill Operations Basics Course – April 9 & 10, 2015 (Vernon, BC)

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Due to high demand we are offering a special Spring session of our SWANA Landfill Operations Basics Course (LOB) on April 8 and 9 with the exam the morning of April 10, 2015. The SWANA LOB course 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 usually includes a site visit and tour of an operating landfill if within easy distance and availability of the course teaching location.

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Upcoming Training Days – Spring 2015

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SWANA Pacific Chapter is pleased to announce training opportunities for Spring 2015. This is your opportunity to get the best training available in Solid Waste Management locally! Spring 2015 Conference – Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 – Details… SWANA Managing Transfer Station Systems – Monday, March 23 to Wednesday, March 24 (exam Thursday, March 26) – Details… Landfill Fire Training Course – Tuesday March 24, 8AM to 4PM – Details… Landfill Gas Design, Operations and Beneficial Use – Wednesday March 25 – Details… SWANA Landfill Operations Basics – April 8 & 9 (Exam on April 10), 8AM to 4:30PM (Vernon) – Details…

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Landfill Gas Workshop: Same Rules, Same Gas – LFG design, Operations & Beneficial Use

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Same Rules, Same Gas – LFG Design, Operations and Beneficial Use Sheraton Vancouver Airport
7551 Westminster Highway 
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Wednesday March 25, 2015 The Landfill Gas Workshop offered by SWANA BC Pacific & Yukon Chapter features an overview of issues facing engineers, managers and operators dealing with landfill gas collection systems. The workshop takes an in-depth look at current and upcoming regulatory requirements, with presentations applicable to small and large facilities. You will find information on regulatory, technical, operational, greenhouse gas emission reduction and beneficial use issues. The 1-day sessions will highlight successes and challenges at landfill gas systems throughout 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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