ENV 4351 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Containment Design
ENV 4353 Solid Waste System Design
ENV 5306 Municipal Refuse Disposal

This course provides a fundamental overview of the major topics in modern waste management, including:

  • Environmental and waste law, regulations, and regulatory agencies
  • Hazardous waste identification, generation, transport, treatment and disposal
  • Fundamentals of toxicity and risk
  • Waste characterization and analysis
  • Municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, and other special wastes
  • Waste storage, collection and transport
  • Reduction, recycling and reuse
  • Thermal waste treatment
  • Biological waste treatment
  • Landfill disposal
  • Waste site cleanup
  • Professional practice issues

Course Organization

This course is organized into 21 individual learning modules as follows:

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Environmental Regulations

Module 3: RCRA Definitions and Waste Identification

Module 4: Fundamentals of Toxicity and Risk

Module 5: Waste Management Options

Module 6: Waste Characterization

Module 7: Hazardous Waste Management

Module 8: Municipal Solid Waste

Module 9: Construction and Demolition Debris

Module 10: Organic Waste

Module 11: Industrial and Special Waste

Module 12: Solid Waste and Sustainability

Module 13: Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

Module 14: Storage, Collection and Transportation

Module 15: Waste Processing

Module 16: Facility Location and Permitting

Module 17: Biological Treatment

Module 18: Thermal Treatment

Module 19: Landfill Disposal

Module 20: Remediation

Module 21: Professional Practice Issues