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Understanding the Technical Implications of Developing and Operating a Landfill

Overview

Attend this two-day course and understand the challenges and how to handle the complexities associated with the planning, design, operations and management of a landfill.

Why Should an Individual Attend?

  • Acquire knowledge and skills for effective landfill management and design.
  • Learn about landfill infrastructure, airspace optimization, and risk management.
  • Gain insights into good landfill management practices and new site design.
  • Ensure environmental sustainability and regulatory adherence.
  • Receive a comprehensive manual for future reference.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, the delegate will be able to understand the following:

  • The essential infrastructure in a landfill
  • How to optimise airspace
  • Good practice in landfill management
  • How to manage risk
  • What should be covered when scoping the design of a new site

Program Outline

SESSION 0: LANDFILL 101

  • Understanding waste
  • Why landfills?
  • Understanding the basic elements of a landfill

 SESSION 1: WASTE MANAGEMENT HISTORY, LEGISLATION AND CLASSIFICATION

  • Waste management history
  • The South African context
  • Engineered landfill sites
  • RSA legislation
  • Classification of waste and landfills

SESSION 2: CHOOSING THE WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

  • Waste disposal options

SESSION 3: MAXIMISING AIRSPACE

  • What is airspace?
  • Caculating airspace
  • How to optimise airspace

SESSION 4: OUTSIDE AND AROUND A LANDFILL

  • Site appearance and infrastructure
  • Screening and landscaping
  • Access routes and control
  • Managing nuisances

SESSION 5: INSIDE A LANDFILL

  • The Site Operational Plan
  • Buildings and structures
  • The weighbridge
  • The laboratory
  • Cells, cover and capping
  • Machines, equipment and people
  • Recycling
  • Water balance
  • Leachate and gas
  • Managing nuisances
  • Health and safety
  • The Environmental Management Plan
  • The Emergency Management Plan

SESSION 6: THE PRACTISE OF GOOD LANDFILL MANAGEMENT

  • Acceptable wastes
  • Staffing
  • Access control
  • Routing
  • Recycling and salvaging
  • Stormwater management
  • Leachate management
  • Landfill gas management
  • Rehabilitation and landscaping
  • Stakeholder engagement

SESSION 7: RISK MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLAN AND CRISIS RESPONSE AND COMMUNICATION PLAN

  • Determining and rating risks
  • The Risk Management Plan
  • Emergency and crisis response
  • The Crisis Communication Plan

SESSION 8: TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCOPING, DESIGNING AND LICENCING LANDFILLS

  • Integrated planning
  • Detailed site investigation
  • Detailed design
  • Containment barriers
  • The leachate management system
  • Gas control systems

Who Should Attend?

  • Landfill managers and supervisors
  • Environmental and financial managers in waste
  • Employees responsible for daily landfill operation
  • Engineers, technologists and technicians responsible for design or landfill oversight
  • Waste Audit Committee members
Dates and Times:
  • Mon 29 July 2024  08:30 to 16:30
  • Tue 30 July 2024  08:30 to 16:30
Type: Online
Venue: Virtual Classroom Training, Online
Fee: R 5 440.00 excl. VAT
R 6 256.00 incl. VAT
CESA member fee: R5 198.00 incl. VAT
Validation Number/s: SAICEEL22/03157/25
CPD Points: 2
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