Focus on Solid Waste Management

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Register for the Popular Small Cities/Rural Communities (SC/RC) Perspective on Solid Waste Management

March 2, 2022
12:00-1:00 p.m. CT

Small towns and rural communities may produce less waste but that does not mean less work. Fewer staff, resources and vendor options create unique obstacles for smaller town solid waste managers. This panel will discuss new challenges related to collections and post-collections.

Free for members and non-members

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Register for CLL: Effective Strategies for Solid Waste & Recycling Collection

March 31, 2022
10:00-11:00 a.m. CT

Solid waste and recycling collection services are broad and vary from community to community. Local governments across the United States often contract with private haulers to provide all or part of their collection services. This webinar will provide guidance on developing and implementing solid waste and recycling contracts. The panelists will share experiences of procuring services including evaluating and implementing new programs. In addition, the panelists will present lessons learned in procuring and negotiating multi-million, multi-year solid waste and recycling collection services contracts.

Free for members; $99 for non-members

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Take the Principles of Solid Waste Management eCourse

This session is designed for individuals that are interested in exploring solid waste management, as it applies for those entering the public works industry and those who want to further their professional development. This session explains solid waste collection and disposal and dives into the concepts behind reduce, reuse, and recycle. This session will also pinpoint best practices and emerging trends relating to solid waste management. It provides real-world examples, as well as a discussion guide to keep the conversation going with your peers after the conclusion of the session.

$45 for members; $65 for non-members

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Read the Solid Waste Management New Director's Guide

The Solid Waste Management New Director’s Guide is a comprehensive, two-volume manual designed to educate public works professionals on concepts found in solid waste management. The Collections and Post-Collections sections are real-world manuals that explain solid waste from equipment to environmental compliance. The second volume on Post-Collections will be released in 2022.

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Advance Your Career in Solid Waste Management

Advance your career in solid waste management through publications, training, certificates, and certification programs.

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Certified Public Works Professional-Supervision (CPWP-S)
For public works supervisors, crew leaders and frontline employees ready for supervisory positions.

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Certified Public Works Professional-Management (CPWP-M)
For public works managers, superintendents, and supervisors ready for management positions.

Solid Waste Management Committee
The Solid Waste Management Committee serves its members by supporting APWA's role as the recognized leader in public works by providing its members with the resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies for the operation, management, and maintenance of solid waste facilities.