California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Inspector Field Training Tour, June 2007

June 2007
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

  • June 5-6, 2007: Tour 1 Wait List Only
  • June 7-8, 2007: Tour 2 Wait List Only

Southern California
Meet and end at Burbank Airport

  • June 18-19, 2007: Tour 3 Wait List Only
  • June 20-21, 2007: Tour 4 Wait List Only


Thirty-four (34) attendees participated in this training. Attendees were offered 8 hours of continuing education units (CEU) credits for this workshop from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

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