California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Hands-On Landfill Gas Training, March-June 2004

March-June 2004
Five locations throughout the state

Goals of the Workshop

  • Promote proficiency in landfill gas (LFG) monitoring
  • Familiarize trainees with accepted LFG monitoring techniques
  • Provide an understanding of LFG monitoring issues
  • Allow for discussion of state minimum standards using real world examples
  • Build experience quickly
  • Gain a basic understanding of California LFG monitoring standards
  • Develop an understanding of how different landfill gas monitors work
  • Compare results and techniques between attendees

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to LFG basics
  • Introduction to LFG instrument operation procedures
  • Operation of LFG monitors
  • Monitoring for LFG
  • Evaluating monitoring results
  • Hands-on monitoring in simulated field conditions
  • Discussion of state minimum standards for LFG

Dates and Locations

March 23, 2004--Stockton
April 20-21, 2004--Visalia
May 25, 2004--San Diego
May 27, 2004--Los Angeles
June 22, 2004--San Mateo


Twenty-five (25) attendees participated in this training at five locations throughout the state. Attendees were offered 6 hours of CEU credits for this workshop from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).

Presentations from the Training

Last updated: June 12, 2007
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