Recycling and Solid Waste Management

This certificate provides a comprehensive curriculum in recycling and waste management. Learn about current and emerging technologies utilized in the industry including its economic aspects, laws, and regulations.

This program is perfect for...

  • Industrial managers, engineers, government staff, public sector workers, and others looking for information in recycling and waste management
  • Those whose work requires that they understand the political, legal, and economic aspects of recycling policy
  • Professionals in the public or private sectors who need or want to understand the environmental impact of recycling and waste management
  • Individuals looking for employment in the waste management or recycling field

What you can learn.

  • Management practices in the recycling and solid waste management industry
  • Design and operation of materials recovery facilities (MRFs), recycling centers, landfills, construction, and demolition waste processing facilities, waste-to-energy facilities, and pollution control technology
  • State and federal regulatory framework, recycled materials specifications, and potential markets
  • Techniques for an on-site assessment using environmental metrics such as carbon footprint and greenhouse effect, and how to make recommendations for waste reduction

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Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Elective Course
Students must complete one course numbered X 400 - 499 in Construction Management or Sustainability.
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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

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