Recent Updates to the EPA Waste Reduction Model (WARM)
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 – 11:30 EDT 

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Presenters from EPA Headquarters and ICF International will provide an overview of the most recent revisions to EPA’s WARM.


This webinar is open to federal, state, and local government officials, NGOs, companies, consultants, and others who are involved in solid waste management.

EPA created the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from different waste management practices. WARM calculates and totals GHG emissions for baseline and alternative waste management practices-source reduction, recycling, combustion, composting, anaerobic digestion, and landfilling. The latest version of WARM was released in March 2016. The majority of updates concern the addition of the anaerobic digestion materials management pathway.


Thursday July 21 at 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST

Food: Too Good to Waste – Community Results and Lessons Learned

REGISTER HERE <https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6987235140363629059> for the FREE webinar or at Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6987235140363629059

Currently, over 30% of the food currently grown and processed in the U.S. goes uneaten. When wholesome, edible food ends up in a landfill, all those embedded resources (along with the money spent on them) also get wasted.  This impacts the environment, our community and the bottom line.  The Food: Too Good to Waste toolkit<https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-management-food/food-too-good-waste-implementation-guide-and-toolkit> was designed and developed for local governments and other community partners to help prevent wasted food in households.  This community food waste prevention toolkit has been tested throughout the US and helps households save money while reducing wasted food by up to 50%. During this webinar we will present results from an evaluation report on several campaign implementations and hear from three of those communities who successfully implemented this toolkit.\


SWOT: The 2016 Calendar is fully populated with Workshops!

The Solid Waste Operator Training & Certification Program has populated the remaining months of the 2016 calendar with Continuing Professional Development opportunities for all types of operators.  Below is a table with the list of classes and number of remaining seats.  For full workshop descriptions, please go to http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swrtas/workshop.htm and click on either the course title or time. Each workshop is at least 2.5 hours and will count towards Continuing Professional Development.

Solid Waste Operator Training 2016 Workshop Calendar

Workshop Date (Time) Location Seats Available(as of 7/8)
Things that Go Bang! Jul 13 (9:00 am – Noon) NHDES FULL
Things that Go Bang! Jul 13 (1:00 pm – 4:00) NHDES 40
P2 & HHW Aug 24 (9:00 am – Noon) NHDES FULL
P2 & HHW Aug 24 (1:00 – 4:00 pm) NHDES 19
Asbestos (REPEAT) Sept 22 (9:00 am – Noon) NHDES 17
Asbestos (REPEAT) Sept 22 (1:00 – 4:00 pm) NHDES 37
Basic Training (For those who certified prior to 2011) Sept 29 (8:00 am – 2:30 pm) NHDES 45
Mock Inspection Oct 12 (10:00 am) Hollis 30
Managers, Part II Oct 27 (9:00 am – Noon) Littleton 30
Managers, Part II Oct 27 (1:00 – 4:00 pm) Littleton 30
Universal Waste, Part II Nov 15 (9:00 am – Noon) NHDES 60
Landfills:  Everything you did not know you Need to Know Dec 20 (9:00 am – Noon) NHDES 40
Landfills:  Everything you did not know you Need to Know Dec 20 (1:00 – 4:00 pm) NHDES 40

We also have had numerous concerns regarding late or expired certifications.  Many of the concerns stemmed from misinformation and confusion on the renewal process.  As a quick reminder,  when you are renewing your certification, there are three steps that YOU as the licensed operator must ensure take place regardless of who is mailing or paying for renewals.  1.  You must submit proof of 2.5 hours of continuing professional development within one year from your expiration date with your renewal form; 2.  Ensure that your renewal application has been sent to NHDES; and 3.  Ensure that the fee for your certification is included with the renewal application.

 We also have many webinars listed on our website, which we recently learned have been either taken offline or have been altered.  We will be addressing this situation in the upcoming months.  Please let us know if you have any questions on webinars or if you have a suggestion for a webinar to be added to our website.



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