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Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management

SRM Infrastructure (SRM04)

Gain insight into the various systems needed to collect resources from residential, commercial and industrial establishments.

By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
• Identify the various bins and carts used to collect waste and recyclables
• Contrast the differences in collection systems for residential and commercial resource streams
• Classify resources into collection categories that optimize both diversion and costs
• Identify at least four different facility types needed in an SRM system
• Classify different materials by the type of facility that can handle, process and sort resources for secondary markets
• Differentiate the environmental impacts of landfilling and incineration
• Describe how contamination impacts the sorting and processing of materials
• Contrast the process for sorting, processing and marketing two common recyclable materials
• Discuss various factors in processing systems that can affect the amount of residual being produced and ultimately lead to the decision to dispose of resources

Instructor: Jack Debell
  • About this Course...
  • Supplemental Resources
  • SRM Infrastructure
  • Residential Collection Systems
  • Commercial Collection Systems
  • Office Recycling Basics
  • Retail and Foodservice Recycling
  • SRM System Infrastructure Part 1
  • SRM Infrastructure Part 2
  • Activity: SRM Infrastructure-The Value of Aluminum Cans
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed