This course will provide an introduction to concepts in solid waste management and share information on all aspects of solid waste management including waste generation, waste characterization, recycling, composting, landfilling and waste-to-energy.
Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:
- Describe historic trends in per capita waste generation and recycling rates, as well as to describe the composition of solid waste.
- Understand terminology associated with MSW recycling and compare its advantages and disadvantages.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of solid waste disposal including landfills, thermal conversion and composting.