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BMC 259 Waste Management Systems

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Course Description

Learn about current waste management systems; types, characteristics and sources of waste; technologies for waste treatment and disposal; and the development of waste reduction plans. This course will focus on practical applications, government regulations and best practices related to: storage, collection and waste transfer; reduction, recovery and recycling; biological conversion; and energy recovery. You will learn how to: develop operating and management strategies; create waste minimization plans; apply auditing techniques and recognize issues related to risk and liability.

Formerly: Waste Management I and II

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be better able to:

  • Understand the driving forces for responsible waste management
  • Comprehend the liabilities associated with waste management
  • Recognize the responsibilities of the role-players in waste management programs
  • Recognize the key jurisdictions that regulate waste management in Alberta
  • Identify the characteristics of waste
  • Develop a conceptual waste management system
  • Recognize the general technical requirements to locate and operate solid waste management facilities
  • Recognize advantages and disadvantages of pertinent treatment and disposal options

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 259 - 013 Waste Management Systems  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
20 Apr 2017 to 22 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $550.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Lourdes N. Lugue
  Reading List / Textbook:  No Textbook Required.
  Section Notes:  

If your desired course section is full, please check if another section is available for registration or add your name to the waitlist as sections are often added based on demand.

An offsite excursion will be planned. Students will receive more information about this learning event once details are finalized.



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