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Improved Landfill Management

This two day course brings landfill managers and operators up to date with the full range of aspects of landfill design, operations, management, closure and aftercare.

Course content includes:

  • The regulatory environment, the role of Federal, State and Local Government
  • Planning and approvals
  • Landfill site selection criteria
  • Solid waste management options and the role of landfilling
  • Developing and maintaining a landfill environmental management plan
  • Landfill facilities
  • Cell construction and liners, natural and geosynthetic
  • Occupational health and safety issues
  • Gatehouse and weighbridge operations
  • Waste separation and recycling options
  • Waste receival, spotting and screening
  • Landfill equipment
  • Landfill operations, compaction, maximising airspace usage and cover options
  • Special and hazardous wastes
  • Leachate generation and management
  • Landfill gas generation and management
  • Noise, odour, dust, litter and fire control and management
  • Drainage and stormwater management
  • Environmental monitoring and data analysis
  • Innovative use of waste materials in landfill operations and restoration
  • Remediation of problems at operating landfill sites
  • Communication, education, consultation and liaison with external agencies
  • Landfill economics
  • Asset management of landfill sites
  • Landfill closure and aftercare
  • Rehabilitation of former landfill sites
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