Transfer Station Management
Virtual Training

Wednesdays and Fridays
September 29 – October 22, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:15 pm ET

Prepare for the inevitable.

Things happen. Are you prepared to respond with confidence and credibility if things go wrong in your transfer station? SWANA’s Transfer Station Management course examines the core components of transfer stations — planning, design, operations, and management — and trains you to make sound, justifiable decisions even during challenging times.

The course combines self-study with live, instructor-led debriefings that help you ingrain key concepts and apply them to your work. SWANA offers this course as a stand-alone learning experience that can also be used to supplement the learning and experience needed to prepare for certification in this discipline. Please note that passing a certification exam requires amassing knowledge, skills, and abilities over time from a variety of sources; no one course provides all of the knowledge needed to pass a certification exam. Knowledge is typically gained over time from years of experience in the field; online courses, webinars, and podcasts; in-person seminars, events, and workshops; and on-the-job training.

DATES: The course debriefings will be held Wednesdays and Fridays, September 29 - October 22, 2021, from 3:00 - 4:15 pm ET. Please click on Course Schedule above to view the full schedule.

OBJECTIVES: As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the steps, factors, local requirements in site selection, and development and conceptual design
  • Describe site specific characteristics, such as building design, peak flows, waste processing and hauling technologies
  • Implement procedures to protect transfer station property, identify problematic waste, and comply with requirements
  • Minimize risk to personnel
  • Maintain and properly use diverse equipment
  • Comply with regulatory requirements and develop a comprehensive record

CONTENT: The comprehensive Transfer Station Management course manual is a must-have job reference tool that covers the following essential topics and includes supplemental images, graphs, and real-world examples for effective transfer station management.

  • Siting and Conceptual Design
  • Large Transfer Station Design
  • Small Transfer Stations and Convenience Centers
  • Efficient Operation and Maintenance
  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Emergency and Contingency Plans
  • Regulatory and Permit Compliance
  • Environmental Concerns
  • Health and Safety
  • Record Keeping
  • Communication

FORMAT: This course is designed as a 100% virtual learning experience that combines self-study and real-time, instructor-led debriefings. In the debriefings, SWANA-certified faculty members guide you through the key concepts of each lesson and teach you how to apply what you're learning to your everyday work life. The 75-minute debriefings will be held twice a week for four weeks beginning in September into October 2021.

MATERIALS: You will receive access to 13 video recordings of the lessons, the eCoursebook, and supplemental materials. (The hard-copy coursebook is available at an additional charge.)

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Upon completion of the course, SWANA awards participants 30 continuing education credits to apply toward a current SWANA certification.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration for this event is non-refundable.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Ideal for solid waste directors and supervisors, Transfer Station managers, developers, consulting engineers, and those who aspire to those positions.

NEXT STEPS: Check out the Faculty and Course schedule, then Register using the links provided in the ribbon above.