Tribal Waste and Response

Introduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administration

Description

Introduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administrator (RALA) provides tribal environmental professionals in rural Alaska an introduction to the landfill management and operations and resources for additional training. The development of this short course was a collaborative effort between the Alaska Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA AK Chapter), Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), the Alaska Forum, Inc., Green Star, and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. The presentations in this online training are part of an 8-hour RALA training and were originally recorded during the Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management in 2016. In-depth courses for Rural Alaska Landfill Administrator training are offered annually at the Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management by SWANA AK Chapter instructors. This online course is equivalent to 0.5 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires approximately five hours of total learning time. CEUs can be earned by completing the following course modules:

  • Introduction to Landfills, Administration, and Operations in Rural Alaska
  • Solid Waste Administration, Planning, and Budgeting Basics
  • Minimizing Waste in Your Landfill

After completing this online course, participants in rural Alaska will be able to:

  • Identify the classification and type of landfill in their community.
  • Recognize the top ten landfill issues.
  • Define landfill administrator’s and operator’s roles.
  • Identify basic administrative, planning, and budgeting needs for managing landfills.
  • Identify strategies for minimizing waste that fits their communities’ needs.
  • Identify best management practice for burning waste.

Instructors Include:

Ted Jacobson, Solid Waste Tribal Liaison, EPA/SEE Program/Alaska

Doug Huntman, Director of Environmental Services, Delta Backhaul Company, dhuntman@dbcalaska.net, website - dbcalaska.net 

Stephen Price, Rural Landfill Specialist, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Solid Waste Program

Course Content

  • FileClick Here For Online Course Navigation Instructions
  • PageReceiving Your Certificate of Completion
  • ForumQ/A and Comments: Introduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administration (RALA) Forum
  • ForumNews forum
  • ForumDiscussion: Introduce Yourself
  • File1.1 Presentation Slides for Video: Landfill Types, Classification, and Design Elements
  • Page1.1 Video: Landfills Types, Classification, and Design Elements
  • File1.2 Presentation Slides for Video: ADEC Assistance and Permitting
  • Page1.2 Video: ADEC Assistance and Permitting
  • URL1.3 Activity: Find Your Landfill Status on ADEC's Solid Waste Information Management System
  • File1.4 Presentation Slides for Video: Top Ten Landfill Issues in Rural Alaska
  • Page1.4 Video: Top Ten Landfill Issues in Rural Alaska
  • Forum1.5 Discussion: Sharing Your Landfill Challenges and Solutions
  • File1.6 Presentation Slides for Video: Administrator and Operator Roles in Managing Your Landfill
  • Page1.6 Video: Administrator and Operator Roles in Managing Your Landfill
  • Quiz1.7 Quiz: Introduction to Landfill Management in Rural Alaska
  • File2.1 Presentation Slides for Video: Administrative Management of Your Landfill
  • Page2.1 Video: Administrative Management of Your Landfill
  • FileExample Operations & Maintenance Plan
  • FileGlennallen's Waste Acceptance Policies
  • FileExample Landfill Checklist
  • File2.2 Presentation Slides for Video: Landfill Equipment and Maintenance
  • Page2.2 Video: Landfill Equipment and Maintenance
  • FileLandfill Program in a Box
  • File2.3 Presentation Slides for Video: Equipment for Collection Programs
  • Page2.3 Video: Equipment for Collection Programs
  • Forum2.4 Discussion: Sharing Your Experiences
  • File2.5 Presentation Slides for Video: Introduction to Operator Training and Safety Equipment
  • Page2.5 Video: Introduction to Operator Training and Safety Equipment
  • Quiz2.6 Quiz: SW Administration, Planning, and Budgeting Basics
  • File3.1 Presentation Slides for Video: Landfill Alternatives and Resource Recovery
  • Page3.1 Video: Landfill Alternatives and Resource Recovery
  • File3.2 Presentation Slides for Video: Best Management Practices for Burning Waste in Rural Alaska
  • Page3.2 Video: Best Management Practices for Burning Waste in Rural Alaska
  • FileADEC Open Burning Policy & Guidelines 2015
  • File3.3 Activity: Waste Burning Index
  • Quiz3.4 Quiz: Minimizing Waste in Your Landfill
  • AssignmentReflective Writing: Introduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administration
  • QuizIntroduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administration Final Exam
  • QuestionnaireCourse Evaluation: Introduction to Rural Alaska Landfill Administration