The Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (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. This course is hosted by AK Forum, Inc with trainers and expertise provided in cooperation with Solid Waste Administration of North America, (SWANA), Alaska Chapter. Total Reclaim will provide a training regarding electronic and other potentially hazardous wastes. The presentation will include general information on e-waste, as well as how to safely package, stage, and ship materials for recycle. With grant support from the USDA, the Alaska Forum is able to provide a limited number of $500 reimbursement scholarships for qualified attendee travel expenses. These scholarships are available to landfill operators employed in their village.
Please register online. Seating is limited and preference is provided to earliest registrations. Participants should arrange their travel to arrive before 8:30 AM on Tuesday and may plan to depart after 12:00 PM on Thursday. Registration for all sessions is online! For questions or help with registering please contact Kurt at (907) 331-0283, or email@example.com
Travel: Participants are required to make their own travel and lodging arrangements. Participants should arrange their travel to arrive before 8:30 AM on Tuesday and depart after 12:00 PM on Thursday. Reimbursement will only be provided to participants that attend the entire training event and meet the qualification noted in the registration process.
Travel Funding Opportunity:
AK Forum, Inc. is offering partial scholarships available for attendees who are current landfill operators. Scholarships are to cover travel and lodging expenses (not to exceed $500) for the RALO training and certification (per diem/meals not included). These funds are limited and are only provided on a reimbursement basis for pre-approved participants. Approval is processed upon review after registration online.
Participants selected to receive the travel and lodging reimbursement (not to exceed $500) will receive notification by email prior to the training event. Forms for reimbursement of travel expenses will be provided at the training. Copies of receipts must accompany all expense requests. Reimbursement takes approximately 4-8 weeks. You must bring sufficient funding to cover your expenses during the training!
Rural Alaska Landfill Operators Course Outline:
Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Solid Waste and the Landfill in Rural Alaska
Section 3 Landfills in Alaska
Section 4 Landfill Types & Techniques
Section 5 ADEC Class III Landfill Regulations
Section 6 Landfill Operator Roles & Responsibilities
Section 7 Landfill Safety
Section 8 Public and Access Control ™
Section 9 Equipment Maintenance and Operation
Section 10 Seasonal Planning and Preparation
Section 11 Recordkeeping
Section 12 Waste Collection
Section 13 Waste Screening, Collection and Off-Site Disposal
Section 14 Landfill Practices – Operations and Maintenance Planning
Section 15 Compaction
Section 16 Cover
Section 17 Water and Snow
Section 18 Landfill Practices – Burning Garbage in Rural Alaska
Section 19 Class III Landfill Permit
Section 20 Landfill Inspection