School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Solid Waste Management

  • Monday 13 - Friday 17 November 2017: Date not confirmed

The course provides an understanding of technical issues and the management of solid wastes.

It considers solid waste policy (both domestic and international), and examines appropriate methods of storage, collection, transfer, treatment and disposal appropriate for industrialised and developing countries.

There may be opportunities to visit recycling facilities and disposal sites to better understand links between theory and practice. If this opportunity is available, please bring safety boots or sturdy shoes: we will provide hi-viz and hard hats.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course will be of interest to those wishing to understand the principles and techniques of solid waste management, including the legislative, environmental, technical, economic and social drivers.

Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Solid Waste Management accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Objectives and Outline

Solid Waste Management

Course Objectives

By the time you've finished the course, you'll:

  • understand the implications of the production, resource management, and environmental impact of solid waste management
  • understand how components of solid waste management infrastructure systems can minimise these effects
  • be aware of the significance of recycling, reuse, and reclamation of solid wastes
  • be familiar with relationships between inappropriate waste management practices and impacts on water, soil, and sediment quality
  • fully appreciate the current practices available and implement the systems available in solid waste management
  • be capable of carrying out an assessment of the relationships between environmental guidelines, human activities, and environmental quality of impacted soils and water
  • be able to integrate technical solid waste management options and imposed environmental legislation and guidance to develop legal and safe solutions

Course Outline

  • General background (waste, MFA, economics).
  • Sources, quantities and composition.
  • Legislation, regulation and control.
  • Composting.
  • Incineration.
  • Reuse and recycling.
  • Recycling technologies.
  • Waste management behaviour (people).
  • Industrial solid waste (audits, minimisation).
  • Waste composition and stabilisation behaviour.
  • Landfill site design and management.
  • Risk assessment of landfills.
  • Pollution from landfills.
  • Leachate fate, attenuation and treatment.
  • Industrial waste strategies.
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) strategies.
  • Decision Support Systems (DSS) for MSW.
  • Solid waste issues in emerging and developing countries.
Accredited by:
Accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Solid Waste Management accredited by Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
  • Monday 13 - Friday 17 November 2017: Date not confirmed

Further Information

Solid Waste Management

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8105) on at least one of the School's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

There may be opportunities to visit recycling facilities and disposal sites to better understand links between theory and practice. If this opportunity is available, please bring safety boots or sturdy shoes: we will provide hi-viz and hard hats.

Optional site visits

There may be an opportunity to visit different waste treatment facilities during the course, such as a landfill site, a composting site, and a waste sorting facility.

Presenters

Solid Waste Management

Presenters

School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Industry Professionals
  • To be confirmed

Fees

Solid Waste Management

Fees

  • Solid Waste Management
    • £1275

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

[ Information about Cancellations ]

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £350, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. Owing to visa restrictions the assessment option is not available to international students outside the European Economic Area (EEA).