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.


Carey McIver, B.A. Geography, M.A. Environment & Management
Principal, Carey McIver & Associates Ltd.

Carey McIver is a respected solid waste management specialist with over twenty-five years of hands-on experience designing, delivering, and evaluating plans, policies, programs and facilities for waste diversion, recovery and disposal.

Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Carey was the Manager of Solid Waste for the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN). Under her leadership the RDN implemented an award-winning Zero Waste Program with a disposal rate of 350 kg per capita from all sectors (70% diversion); constructed Canada’s first LEED Gold transfer station and partnered with the private sector to produce green energy from landfill gas.

Carey continues to apply her successful enthusiastic and collaborative approach to develop ambitious and innovative plans, strategies and programs for clients throughout BC including the Alberni-Clayoquot, Bulkley-Nechako, Central Coast, Central Kootenay, Columbia-Shuswap, Fraser-Fort George, Kootenay Boundary, North Okanagan, qathet, Sunshine Coast and Thompson-Nicola regional districts, the District of Kitimat and the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

Dave Lore

Mr. Lore has more than thirty years of wide-ranging experience in solid and hazardous waste, supervising, permitting, construction, and operation of solid waste facilities. He has conducted wide ranging research on Zero Waste projects and recycling opportunities. He has designed and managed products and processes to remove the toxicity of waste materials and recover their resources. He has developed policies and regulations, recommended and lobbied for laws, concerning solid waste. He has taught regional and national events for Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and Solid Waste Training Institute. He has also has developed and taught environmental health and safety trainings for state and local regulatory agencies. He is routinely recognized by his peers and students as a leader in his industry. His passion and years of experience provided great insight in sustainable operations and challenges associated with solid waste management. Throughout his career he has helped with conducting Public Information Campaigns to promote recycling, environmental compliance, construction of landfills, transfer stations, and HHW facilities.

He took his first MOLO Training in 1988 as the GRCDA was becoming SWANA. For more than 19 years he has had the opportunity to teach solid waste management for SWANA. In addition, for more than 6 years he has also taught for the Solid Waste Training Institute (SWTI). He also has had the opportunity to teach for many other agencies. This has given him a different perspective and allowed him to learn the way other communities and regulators solve problems.

Mr. Lore is outdoor enthusiast and enjoys activities in nature. He enjoys hiking, fishing, scuba diving, caving, snowshoeing, sky diving, canoeing, and camping.


  • No training course available at this time. Please email [email protected] with your interest.