California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

2006 Inspector Field Training Tour

May-June 2006
Northern and Southern California Tours

Field training is the first phase in a new inspector’s education. Field training of all solid waste personnel is essential and has the following benefits:

  • Promotes consistency in performing solid waste facility inspections
  • Exposes inspectors to a wide range of facility types, sizes and operational methods
  • Offers an extremely rare opportunity to see several solid waste facilities in multiple LEA jurisdictions in a two day tour segment. (Participants can also sign up for multiple segments and see more facility types.)
  • Builds confidence for new inspectors
  • Acquaints tour members with alternative waste treatment and disposal arrangements
  • Addresses State regulatory requirements using real examples

Goals of the Workshop

  • Get a first hand understanding of the range of California solid waste facilities
  • Develop a mental "yardstick" of the size and scope of solid waste operations
  • See the latest technology in action

Dates & Locations

Northern California
Meet and end at CalEPA, Sacramento

  • May 22-23, 2006: Tour 1
  • May 24-25, 2006: Tour 2

Southern California
Meet and end at Burbank Airport

  • June 5-6, 2006: Tour 3
  • June 7-8, 2006: Tour 4


Sixteen (16) attendees participated in this training. Attendees were offered 8 hours of CEU credits for these tours from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

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Last updated: June 10, 2008
LEA Training,
Martin Perez: (916) 323-0834