Title of the training

Solid Waste Management


2 working days (12 lesson hours)

Purpose and scope

Solid waste management is one of the most important functions of organizations and local governments worldwide, and how this management is done directly affects public health, the environment and natural resources. Rapidly increasing population and changing living standards diversify both waste volume and waste composition, making it difficult to control and manage. As a result of the pollution caused by solid wastes and the increase in existing and potential risks related to it day by day and the decrease in natural resources, solid waste management is becoming increasingly important.

This training focuses on an assessment of the national and international framework and the current situation at the national level and an understanding of the current situation, while addressing solid waste management principles and models in general. The training aims to provide knowledge and skills in the relationship of waste management with resource efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from waste in line with current trends from a broader perspective.

Target audience

The main target group of this training is decision-makers, managers and technical personnel related to solid waste management in public institutions, especially local governments; managers and technical personnel with duties and functions related to solid waste management in the private sector, including everyone who is interested in the issue of sustainability in solid waste management in non-governmental organizations and at the individual level, who is working on this issue or who plans to do so.


Solid Waste Management training is given by trainers who have experience in preparing, managing and executing projects in the field of solid waste management and/or who stand out with their research/work in the field of solid waste management.

Objectives and learning outcomes

Those who have completed the Solid Waste Management training are expected to;

  • Have comprehensive knowledge about solid waste management,
  • Compare the current situation at the national level with good practices in the world,
  • Explain the relationship of waste management with resource efficiency within the scope of the trends in the world towards sustainability, resource efficiency and transition to circular economy,
  • Explain the financial, social and institutional aspects of solid waste management in projects,
  • Develop and design strategies to align solid waste management with sustainable development goals.


The content of the Solid Waste Management Training program includes:

  • Conceptual framework: Fundamentals of waste management
  • National and international framework
  • Integrated waste management models (Waste hierarchy, zero waste approach, etc.)
  • Types of waste and disposal/recovery methods (including energy production)
  • Up-to-date waste data at national level (household waste, packaging waste, hazardous waste, mine waste, manufacturing industry waste, etc.)
  • Solid waste management at national level (data on the collection, processing, recovery of waste)
  • The relationship between waste management and resource efficiency, policies and practices at national level
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from waste and related strategies
  • Financial, social and institutional aspects of waste management
  • Prominent practices of local governments in the field of solid waste management in Turkey and in the world
  • Design and implementation of solid waste management policies, strategies and practices at corporate, local and national levels

Delivery and method

Solid Waste Management is delivered as a face-to-face training. However, if conditions arise that prevent face-to-face training, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool.

It is recommended to have no more than 20 people in each group to ensure active participation and effective learning in this training.In addition to transferring theoretical information on the subject, good practice examples and alternative solutions from around the world are examined, and methods such as brainstorming, group work and case study are used for exercises and practices to create alternatives for the production of innovative solutions at national and local levels.

Learning tools and materials

Training materials consist of presentations and case studies. Examples of good practices/projects of local governments in the world and at national level on integrated waste management models, waste disposal/recovery methods, waste management and resource efficiency relationship, strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from waste or documents consisting of relevant elements of the training content are used as learning material.

Audio visual and multimedia materials to be used in the training, templates, worksheets and other materials for exercises and practices are prepared by the trainer and distributed to the participants. However, if there is a sufficient number of hardware such as computers, notebooks or tablets in the learning environment, all materials are provided in a digital format and studies are carried out in digital context.

In accordance with our waste reduction policy, printed materials are not distributed in this training unless it is educationally necessary.

Assessment and evaluation

Before the training and when the training is completed, a questionnaire is applied to the participants in order to determine the level of awareness and knowledge on Solid Waste Management, either online or in print.

All participants who complete the training receive a certificate of attendance showing that they have completed the Solid Waste Management Training, with duration of the training clearly stated.


Waste management, solid waste management, integrated waste management models, waste types, waste recovery methods, greenhouse gas emissions from waste, solid waste management policies

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