California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Alternative Management Standards for Treated Wood Waste (01-010-11)

Class Description

Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) staff provided LEAs with training on “Alternative Management Standards for Treated Wood Waste (TWW) at LEA roundtables in September and October, 2012. The training goal was to illustrate recognition and types of TWW, reuse and disposal methods, proper handling, costs to haulers and regulatory requirements for handling at transfer stations and solid waste facilities.

Topics Covered

  • Types of Treated Wood Waste
  • Overview of best management practices
  • Overview of regulatory requirements
  • Compliance Issues

Class Objectives

  • Illustrate various types of TWW
  • Provide ways to recognize this material
  • Discuss methods for reuse and disposal
  • Discuss proper handling methods
  • Provide information on typical costs for haulers
  • Cover regulatory requirements for handling this material at transfer stations and solid waste facilities


Xiaoying (Shaying) Zhou, a Hazardous Substance Engineer with DTSC, conducted the training. She is responsible for TWW project implementation, providing technical assistance and outreach, maintaining and tracking the TWW online database. Xiaoying received her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering and MS degree in Statistics from UC Davis, in 2007. Ms. Zhou developed a PowerPoint presentation, a quiz and answer sheet, and included a checklist for landfills and transfer stations in her curriculum. She also participated in a few “dry runs to develop a recorded CD as part of the training.

Training Materials

The presentation was developed under the auspices of CalRecycle for specific technical training purposes and is posted as a reference document for the local government and CalRecycle staff who attended this training. It is not intended to stand alone as informational or training material.

If you require assistance in obtaining access to this presentation, call the Public Affairs Office at (916) 341-6300 or contact Marie Sessler.


  • Local Enforcement Agencies
  • CalRecycle staff

Training Locations and Dates

  • September 21, 2011-Auburn
  • September 29, 2011-Fresno
  • October 5, 2011-Riverside
  • October 6, 2011-Weaverville
  • October 13, 2011-Salinas

Continuing Education

Registered Environmental Health Specialist: One contact hour was offered


Approximately 60 LEAs attended this training representing 37 jurisdictions from throughout California.

Last updated: March 14, 2012
LEA Training,
Melissa Parker: (916) 341-6398