Basics of Solid Waste Management

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2 hours
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Course description

In Basics of Solid Waste Management, you'll learn ...

  • How to define, classify, and characterize solid waste
  • The generation rate of solid waste in different regions and climates
  • The process for storage, collection, and treatment of solid wastes
  • Disposal options for solid waste


Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 32 pages

In this course, you’ll learn how and where solid wastes are generated in a modern technological society, as well as how to store, collect and treat solid wastes. You’ll learn methods for reducing solid waste generation and how to reuse, recycle and recover energy from solid wastes. You’ll also learn methods for estimating the quantity and composition of solid wastes.

The course includes the solution of a few sample problems related to moisture content, density, and energy content determination for mixed solid waste.

This course is suitable for civil engineers, environmental engineers, chemical engineers, and solid waste landfill managers and operators.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How and where solid wastes are generated in a technological society
  • Materials that are most commonly recovered from solid wastes
  • Three general categories of solid waste
  • Waste management hierarchy ranging from most to least desirable options
  • Individual components of typical municipal solid waste
  • Typical organic composition of residential refuse
  • Why size of the component materials in solid wastes is of importance in the recovery of materials
  • Typical moisture content and density of MSW components
  • The four critical properties to know when solid wastes are to be used as fuel
  • How to calculate the estimated energy content of a solid-waste sample
  • Inert residue and energy content of municipal solid wastes
  • Definition and types of solid waste from technical and regulatory points of view
  • Per capita solid waste generation rates
  • Trends in MSW generation rates
  • Solid waste quantity estimation methods


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