Upcoming events

    • 08 Apr 2016
    • 31 Dec 2017
    • NAHMMA

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    This book provides solid waste management professionals, municipal officials, chemical waste handlers, environmental students, and others with a comprehensive look at the state of HHW management.
    This book is a guide to the Hazardous Materials Regulations. It should not be used as a substitute. This book contains select portions of the most commonly used parts of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

    This training is intended for those with direct, supervisory and oversight responsibilities for efficiently and safely handling Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) waste.

    This guide condenses valuable insights and analysis into an accessible yet deep view of the facility design process, charting a path through some of the complex and detailed regulatory issues.

    • 26 May 2017
    • Southern California: May 26


    Southern California: May 26, 2017


    $40 (Members) | $100 (Non-Members)

    Schedule of Events

    8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.              Registration/Continental Breakfast

    9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
    Hazardous Communication


    10:10 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
    DOT Training

    12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M

    12:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
    DOT Training (Continuation)


    2:45 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.
    Blood Borne Pathogen

    3:15 P.M.

    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 18 Aug 2017
    • Sheraton Sand Key Resort

    Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 - Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
    Sheraton Sand Key Resort
    CLICK HERE for a Tentative Agenda


    2017 Conference Hotel

    1160 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

    The call in number is 727-595-1611, use code NHO8AA
    Or Click here to reserve online

    Conference pricing information: 
    *Please note, there will be no refunds after 7/31/2017


     Registration Type 


    NAHMMA Member Registration


    Non-Member Registration


    Member One Day Registration (meals included)


    Non-Member One Day Registration (meals included)


    Trainer/Speaker attending session only (meals excluded)



    Training/Tour pricing information: 



    Registration Type 



    8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training

    Included w/Reg.

     Included w/Reg.

    Chemistry for Non-Chemists Training



    Disaster Debris Management Training



    DOT Hazardous Materials Training



    Explosive & Highly Reactive Chemicals Training


    Facility Design Training $335  $525
    HAZWOPER Train-the-Trainer $175
    HHW Tour $75
    HHW/CESQG (VSQG) Operational Training $700
    (exam fee $250)
    (exam fee $250)
    Identification of Unknowns Training $80
    Small Business (SQG) Tour  $75
    SQG New Inspector Training Included w/Reg.
     Included w/Reg.

    *All conference fees must be paid in order for you to receive your conference badge at check-in and to attend any activities. In the event your registration fees are unpaid you will not receive certificates for training.


    Earn as much as 13 SWANA Continuing Education Credits at the conference this year.  That will get you well on your way to earning the 30 CEUs needed every three years to maintain a variety of SWANA certifications.

    *Click here to be directed to the Sponsor/Exhibitor registration for this event 

    2017 NAHMMA Conference Trainings

    Identification of Unknowns (6hr) –Sunday, August 13, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.

    Unknown chemicals arrive at HHW sites every hour across the US. Come to this training to learn tried and true methods to simply and quickly identify the hazards of these unknown chemicals so you can ensure they are properly disposed of. This training includes using product labels and information to deduce hazardous properties and/or classification, discussion on various chemical testing methods, and hands-on practice with basic chemical testing techniques.

     HHW/VSQG (CESQG) Collection Operations Training (24hr) – SWANA Certification Available! –

    – Sun. August 13, Mon. August 14, and Tues. August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.

    This NAHMMA developed training provides health and safety baseline training focused on common operations at HHW/CESQG collections facilities.  It is designed to satisfy the 24-hr OSHA HAZWOPER health and safety training, and much of the material is equally applicable to collection events.  This course combines multi-media lecture, hands-on exercises, and a field visit to an operating collection facility.  The course manual is the Household Hazardous Waste/CESQG Collection Operations textbook and is provided to each attendee.  The certification exam is proctored at the end of the training, with the $250 exam fee also included in the total cost.

     HAZWOPER Train-the-Trainer (16 hr + preconference webinar) – Sun. August 13 and Tues. August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.

    Want to offer your own HAZWOPER Refresher courses for your staff?  By successfully completing this course, you will be provided the know-how to teach the 8-hour HAZWOPER course.  This training provides instruction in the fundamentals of effective presentation skills to conduct engaging, effective hazardous waste operator trainings, and it will be delivered by NAHMMA’s most skilled and experienced trainers. 

    This course is being taught over multiple days, each day being a different piece of the full course training.  The two piece course includes: a 1-2hr webinar presentation presented the week or two before the conference along with two full day training sessions during the conference.  You must attend all course elements to receive acknowledgement from NAHMMA.

    DOT HAZMAT Awareness (6hr) – Monday, August 14, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
    Department of Transportation (DOT) training is required every 3 years for anyone that has responsibilities with shipping safety to include packing, labeling, marking, buying labels, drums, manifest completion and signing. This course will be presented to serve as either initial training or refresher. Come prepared to ask tough questions about the 49 CFR.

    SQG New Inspector Training (8hr) –Monday, August 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    This training will provide you with the tools needed to conduct a hazardous waste inspection. You will be given an overview of the hazardous waste and used oil management rules, as well as the most common waste streams for the majority of the facilities you inspect. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct an inspection and be advised of the necessary equipment needed and safety procedures to follow. Experienced inspectors will show you the tips and tricks needed to become an effective inspector.

     Explosive and Highly Reactive Chemical Recognition (4hrTuesday, August 15, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Includes lunch.
    This course will provide information on a variety of explosives (detonators, bombs), shock sensitive materials and meth lab materials. Attendees will be shown examples of commercially available explosive materials and highly reactive and unstable chemicals.  Additional details will be provided on unusually hazardous chemical compounds that are acute poisons via skin absorption and inhalation.  This is an important training for all HHW collection program managers and staff to attend as well as business inspectors, especially those working with laboratories and schools.

    Disaster Debris Management Training (3hr) –Tuesday, August 15, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.

    This class provides HHW, Solid Waste, and Emergency Managers with planning and procedures found to be successful in managing hazardous wastes resulting from debris generating disasters. We will identify common types of disaster-related debris and discuss debris management planning, debris contracting, and permitting concerns. We will also address issues related to regulatory compliance and FEMA eligibility.

    Chemistry for Non-Chemists (4hr) – Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Build on your knowledge of what the hazards are for HHW products that enter your HHW program.  Learn how to use practical references such as labels, SDSs, DOT charts, online databases and references books to identify the chemical ingredients and properties in HHW products.  This course provides information on basic chemistry related to HHW including the basic properties of chemicals, incompatibles, and classification of chemicals collected at HHW programs.  Hands-on experiments add a fun educational element.  Suggested attendees include hazardous waste managers and technicians, environmental health & safety inspectors and fire inspectors.

    HHW Facility Design (8hr) –Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Includes lunch.

    Whether you are working on your first HHW collection facility or remodeling your current facility, this workshop will give you critical tools and concepts to meet your program’s needs while creating a safer, more efficient collection facility. If you have a site or are in the design process, bring your project plan with you. Small groups will work together to apply the integrated workshop concepts of budget, operations, and design.  Facility Design text available for purchase via NAHMMA.

    HAZWOPER Refresher (8hr) Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lunch included.

    OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 8-Hr Refresher is a course designed to prepare participants for “real world” incidents. It is an interactive course designed especially for SQG verification inspectors, as well as those who work at HHW facilities. The course features problem solving, enhanced safety procedures and effective planning techniques.


    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 17 Aug 2017
    • Sheraton Sand Key Resort - Clearwater, Florida

    CLICK HERE to download the brochure

Past events

19 May 2017 Northeast Chapter NAHMMA Conference 2017
18 May 2017 May 18 Webinar: Lowering the Costs of Latex Paint by Sorting and Bulking Materials Differently
12 May 2017 Northern California NAHMMA Chapter Workshop
04 May 2017 Heartland Workshop
01 May 2017 2017 Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference Sponsor Opportunities
01 May 2017 2017 Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference
27 Apr 2017 Southwest Chapter RCRA/DOT Refresher Training
20 Apr 2017 April 20 Webinar: Problem with Emerging Wastes - Ammunition Disposal
16 Mar 2017 March 16 Webinar: Reblended Paint Program at Leon County
26 Jan 2017 HAZWOPER Refresher Training
19 Jan 2017 January 19 Webinar: Sorting Facts from Hype in Science News
22 Dec 2016 December 22 Webinar: Maximizing Recycling and Recovery of HHW
17 Nov 2016 November 17 Webinar: Getting the Most From Your NAHMMA Membership & Marketing Your HHW Program
27 Oct 2016 October 27 Webinar: Through the Looking Glass - The Past, Present and Future of HHW
10 Oct 2016 2016 NAHMMA Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
09 Oct 2016 2016 NAHMMA National Conference
22 Sep 2016 September 22 Webinar: Handling Radioactive Waste in HHW and Trash
18 Aug 2016 August 18 Webinar: Household Hazardous Waste and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Programs
28 Jul 2016 July 28 Webinar: Implementing a Universal Waste Program for government operations
16 Jun 2016 Better Strategies for Sustainable E-waste Management
19 May 2016 Bulking, Loose Packing and Lab Packing for HHW Programs
09 May 2016 2016 Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference Sponsor Opportunities
08 May 2016 2016 Rocky Mountain Chapter Conference
05 May 2016 Southwest Chapter RCRA Refresher
02 May 2016 2016 Florida Hazardous Materials Workshop - Sponsor/Exhibitor Reg.
02 May 2016 2016 Florida Chapter Workshop
21 Apr 2016 Mercury Thermostats: Taking Advantage of Product Stewardship Groups
17 Mar 2016 Paint Collection, Paint to Paint Recycling, and Other Uses for Collected Paint

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