Collection 101


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This course will provide an introduction to waste collection, including a history of waste collection vehicles and types of solid waste collection. It will also discuss waste collection management, ergonomics and environmental impacts of solid waste collection.

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:

  • Describe the variety of waste disposal trucks available and hauling benefits of each
  • Discuss waste collection management issues of public vs. private companies
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the EPA emissions regulations
  • Describe the current challenges of waste management collection including the environmental, security, operational, financial, and safety issues involved

Course Length

65 minutes

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Presenter Biography

DEBRA R. REINHART Ph.D., P.E., BCEE is the Assistant Vice President for Research, Office of Research and Commercialization and a Professor in the Civil, Environmental and Construction Department of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Reinhart is the Pegasus Professor in Engineering currently on assignment at the National Science Foundation as a program director for the Environmental Engineering Program. She received a B.S. in Engineering from Florida Technological University and her M.S. in Sanitary Engineering and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. P.E. License numbers 45709 (Florida) and 12702 (Georgia)


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