Household Hazardous Waste

  • 24 Oct 2016
  • 8:30 AM
  • 25 Oct 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • Balzac, AB
  • 6


  • Price for Members
  • Price for Rockyview County Employees

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Hazardous wastes are defined as those wastes that are flammable, reactive, corrosive, or toxic. These special wastes pose many risks both to the health of people and to the environment. They can cause skin damage on contact, and pollute the ground water, surface water, and ground matter as a result of leaching. The objective for many communities is to reduce the waste going into the landfill. When waste is brought to a collection site it must be handled in a manner that addresses public health and safety, environmental protection, costs, and aesthetics. The course will prepare participants to be able to identify, sort and store household hazardous wastes that have been brought to the landfill or waste transfer site. It will help participants to understand the responsibilities of transportation. Interactive discussion is encouraged and hands on fieldwork make this course a rich learning experience for all participants.

Cosponsored by Rockyview County and EWMCE.


Tim Erickson

Tim is a supervisor on the EWMC site – Clover Bar. He has been a part of Edmonton’s HHW diversion strategy since the beginning. Tim has over 20 years of experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. This will be the eighth time Tim has instructed this course and our past students have been very, very pleased with his instruction.


  • Optimal Solid Waste Management practices
  • Basic Design Elements of a Landfill
  • Federal, Provincial, and Municipal landfill and HHW regulations
  • The nine TDG classifications of Hazardous Wastes
  • The new Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  • WHMIS and GHS differentiation
  • Hazardous Waste categorization
  • Ozone Depleting Substances: recognition and proper disposal

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of household
  • Understand the harm of open burning of unsegregated waste to people and the environment
  • Be able to locate federal, provincial, and municipal regulations governing landfills and hazardous waste
  • Differentiate between household hazardous wastes and commercial hazardous wastes
  • Understand and demonstrate the need for proper safety procedure
  • Explain how to properly dispose of the various categories of hazardous wastes.
  • Understand the procedures for dealing with commercial hazardous wastes.
  • Understand the elements needed to create a response plan for dealing with emergencies involving hazardous waste.
  • Appreciate the need for proper safety procedures for personal safety and when dealing with HHW

CEUs: 1.2

Course Location:

Balzac Community Hall
10075 TWP 262 | Balzac, AB   

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