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)


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8:30AM to 5:00PM
Aug 17, 2020 to Aug 20, 2020
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $550.00
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with course materials before your first class.

Assignments and group work will be required throughout the course duration and a final assignment may be due after the course has ended.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L one week prior to the course start date. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Students are expected to attend all sessions.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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