First Nations Landfill Operations and Maintenance Course

The OFNTSC is pleased to announce we will be facilitating a two day course on First Nations Landfill Operations and Maintenance in Sioux Lookout from Nov 29 to 30, 2011 at  the Forest Inn & Conference Centre.


The Landfill Operations and Maintenance Course is intended for First Nations public works managers, landfill supervisors, solid waste managers form the Sioux Lookout zone and Tribal Council technical staff. 25 spaces are available only for this course. Additional sessions will be offered in the coming months for the Sudbury and southern regions.

The Landfill Operations and Maintenance Course will cover the following topics over the two day course:

•           How a natural attenuation landfill works

•           Contamination pathways and risk assessment

•           Landfill siting best practices

•           Landfill design features

•           Managing the fill area

•           Monitoring and reporting

•           Operations and maintenance

•           Setting goals for your landfill

•           Landfill site evaluation

•           Waste diversion opportunities

The course will also include a tour of a local landfill. Participants will also receive a Landfill Operations and Maintenance Manual which can be customized to take back and use in your community.

Registration is free for confirmed participants and the OFNTSC will be directly covering hotel accommodations and lunches during the workshop. Other expenses such as travel, breakfast, dinner, and incidentals will be reimbursed to First Nations/ Tribal Councils at OFNTSC rates.

Further information including the detailed agenda will be emailed to confirmed participants. To find out more please contact Stephanie Allen at 416 651 1443 ext. 256 or by email at or Deneen Brigham at 807 623 9595 by email at


First Nations Landfill Operations and Maintenance Course

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