The OFNTSC’s Environment Service will be offering the Landfill Operations and Maintenance Training plus Solid Waste Diversion Information session from April 25 to April 27, 2017 at the Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay, ON.  The Landfill Operations and Maintenance Training will be two days (25-26), while the Solid Waste Diversion Information Session will be one day (27th).

The Landfill Operations and Maintenance Training is designed to incorporate all aspects of managing your community’s waste effectively, prolonging the lifespan of your site, while minimizing potential environmental impacts.  Topics for this training include: introduction to landfills and contamination, best practices for operations and maintenance, setting goals for management, and diversion opportunities.

Below is course outline for all three days.

Day 1: Landfill Operations and Maintenance Training

Module 1: Landfills and Contamination
Module 2: (Part A) – Operation and Maintenance – Design and Construction

Day 2:  Landfill Operations and Maintenance Training

Module 3: (Part B) – Best Practices for Managing Your Landfill
Module 4: Setting Goals and Diversion Opportunities
Module 5: Landfill Site Visit (TBA)- Participants are encouraged to bring safety gear, such as steel toed boots for this activity.

Day 3:  Representatives from INAC, MOECC, the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA), Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS), and others (TBA) will provide program updates, to increase both awareness and participation by Northern First Nations in waste diversion programs in Ontario.


A block of rooms at the Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay have been reserved under the OFNTSC.  Participants are to arrange their own accommodations directly with the hotel. Please quote ID#522701 when booking a room. OFNTSC will cover expenses for rooms (excluding incidentals), travel and meals. Lunches and snacks will be provided throughout the course. Breakfasts and dinners will be the responsibility of the attendee.  Please note the block of rooms will be held for the OFNTSC until April 3, 2017. Registration will be limited to 30 participants and will be close when full. Deadline to register for the training is April 14, 2017.  For further details on this course please contact Deneen Brigham at 807 623 9595 ext. 127.


Landfill Operations and Maintenance Training plus Solid Waste Diversion Information Session

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