The RALO course is for the designated landfill operator and administrator in a village with a Class III landfill or open dump, and focuses on the duties of the landfill operator, their personal safety, and the safety of the village. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the landfill operator's role to keep the village clean and the landfill free from harmful substances. Participants will learn about landfill regulations and requirements, household hazardous waste, waste separation and screening, waste reduction and segregation, recycling, personal protection equipment, and much more. These courses are hosted by Alaska Forum, Inc with trainers and expertise provided in cooperation with Solid Waste Administration of North America, (SWANA),
With support of the USDA Rural Development, there are a limited number of $500 scholarships available to attend RALO to help defray your travel and lodging costs. To qualify for these scholarships, the participant must be the designated Landfill Operator in a rural community and must be taking RALO for the first time.
Registering for RALO does not guarantee scholarship funds are available. You must receive direct confirmation from the Alaska Forum to determine your eligibility.
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