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Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management EENG 8410

Environmental Engineering Course

Course details

​Integrated Solid Waste Management gives the student an overview of municipal solid waste management including collection, transfer, transport, and disposal. Methods of processing, basic disposal facilities, disposal options, and the economic and environmental issues of solid waste management will be covered in this course. In addition, this course provides the student with relevant information about municipal solid waste reduction and recycling systems including technology, communications, financial aspects, and numerical modelling. Topics include: the basis and impact of the 3 Rs on waste management systems, industry examples, recycling and recovery of paper, cardboard, metals, plastic, oil, glass, and other commodities, new uses of recycling and recovery, the basics of composting and other organic waste management methods, design of plants, and markets. Hazardous wastes, types and management strategies will also be discussed.


  • Admission to EENG program





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of EENG 8410 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 45978


Wed Sep 06 - Wed Dec 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 45978
  • $814.81
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Dec 13 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2004

Paul Litt

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students must be admitted to Environmental Engineering program. Approval required prior to registration, please contact Program Assistant - include your A#.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe municipal solid waste management with respect to its history, physical properties, and associated critical considerations in the technical and economic evaluation of emerging technologies.
  • Outline municipal solid waste operations with respect to collection and transfer systems as well as landfills.
  • Outline modern processes for municipal solid waste incineration, gasification, and pyrolysis, including the fundamental technology required to ensure operational effectiveness within acceptable environmental parameters.
  • Apply the principles of Demand-Side Management within the 5 Rs waste management hierarchy, in the context of education requirements, incentives programs, legislation compliance, and appropriate technology.
  • Calculate annual costs for capital, operation, and maintenance of recycling programs and equipment.
  • Outline the processes involved in the collection, processing, and recycling of various materials, including aluminum, automobiles, glass, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, and plastics.
  • Explain the design and operation of residential, commercial, and demolition/construction recycling programs, identifying the barriers to their implementation.
  • Apply the fundamentals of the composting process, including moisture, temperature, pH, C:N ratio, etc.
  • Classify hazardous waste and dangerous goods according to internationally recognized criteria.
  • Discuss issues of generation and management of hazardous wastes.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (EENG 8410) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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