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Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management


Course Code: EZ0501WA21

Hazardous Waste Management

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In accordance with Rutgers University's social distancing policy related to COVID-19, this class is now being offered online.

June 16-17, 2021 NEW DATES: June 15-16, 2021
8:30am - 3:45pm EDT
(Participants must attend both days of the class.)


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 online 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.

NOTE: You must fill out the survey requesting continuing education credits immediately following the end of the class. If you do not complete the survey - or do not fully complete it - you will NOT receive any credits.

Registration Fee $365.00
Multi-Person Registration Fee $325.00 Register at the same time with a colleague and you both save!
NJLWO Fee (T/W/VSWS License Holders Only!) $182.50
Cancellation Fee $75.00

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Rutgers' Canvas learning management system.The equipment you will need is a computer (desktop or labtop). A microphone is not required, since you have option to call in to hear the live class. Kindly note that this training is best viewed using the Chrome web browser. If you plan to access the course using a mobile device, please review this link for information: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-10567.

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Pre-registration is required.


Registration will close at 3pm on June 11, 2021.

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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.