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Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management

Course Code: EZ0501CA21

Hazardous Waste Management

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The next offering of this course is scheduled for June 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2022. View course details and register!


Thousands of businesses generate hazardous waste each and every day - from auto shops to pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing facilities, schools, and everything in between. It is important for employees to be aware of the federal and state requirements for handling and disposing of these wastes. They should also understand how the amount of waste they are generating can change how those requirements impact their operations. Violations of all types can lead you down the road to fines and other negative impacts – and not knowing is not a viable explanation!

Where do you and your team stand when it comes to hazardous waste knowledge? This two-day workshop has been designed give you practical, hands-on guidance on hazardous waste management practices and compliance.

Specific topics will include:

  • A brief history of the driving regulations behind the need for proper hazardous waste management, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the recent Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule (HWGIR) and its impacts;
  • Hazardous waste identification/classification and how to confirm and document your generator status;
  • Best practices for waste inventory and accumulation (including guidance on satellite accumulation);
  • Universal Wastes (UV), used oil, aerosols, and other special types of wastes;
  • Regulations regarding transportation, including waste placarding, manifests, hauler-generator responsibilities, and on-site transport requirements;
  • Training requirements, preparedness, prevention (including requisite response subcontractor agreements), and emergency procedures;
  • Reporting - including biennial reporting/exception reporting; and
  • Contingency planning, spill reporting, emergency procedures, and proper responses to releases.

Interactive exercises and discussions will reinforce the material presented in the program. Be safe, be smart, and be informed!


In addition to 1.2 Rutgers CEUs, this hazardous waste management training course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators: 12 TCHs (Approval #01-020202-30)

NJ Professional Engineers: 12 Continuing Professional Competency Credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): Pending

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS): Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management are still pending.

Registration Fee TBD
Multi-Person Registration Fee TBD Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only!) TBD
Cancellation Fee TBD

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
Directions and Parking Information

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli, 848-932-7207
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin, 848-932-7204

Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.