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30 - MUN - Municipality Services and Local Governance

MUN 111 - Waste Collection and Disposal

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MUN 111 09 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MUN 111 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge on solid and liquid wastes and their operations by considering many subjects such as characterisation of municipal solid waste, collection and transfer stations. It also coves waste minimisation, recycling and waste treatment, including size reduction, composing and incineration, emerging technologies. It explores issues in landfill disposal, including preparation of landfill management plans and operational aspects and gives an introduction to planning of waste management systems.

Course Objectives

  • Identifying the major components of wastes
  • Learning some alternatives of waste management
  • Being able to evaluate various options for hazardous waste management
  • Understanding modern treatment technologies
  • Evaluating different case studies and applying the learnt material

Who Should Attend?

  • Environmental engineers
  • Civil engineers officers
  • Managers of municipal waste departments
  • Operators of solid waste facilities
  • Those seeking a career in waste management

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Evolution of solid waste management
  • Sources of wastes
  • Types of wastes

Day 2

  • Composition of municipal solid waste
  • Physical, chemical, and biological properties of municipality solid waste
  • Management and planning issues
  • Hazardous wastes found in municipal solid waste

Day 3

  • Solid waste generation
  • Waste handling
  • Waste separation
  • Waste storage
  • Waste processing at the source

Day 4

  • Collection of solid waste
  • Material separation 
  • Processing technologies
  • Thermal conversion technologies
  • Biological and chemical conversion technologies

Day 5

  • Recycling of materials found in solid waste
  • Disposal of solid waste
  • Closure of landfills