Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Training (TWRAP):

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Recycling Strategies for Tribes

Course Description:
The focus of this course will be on developing and managing efficient, safe and cost-effective recycling activities for your tribe. Instruction at the course will be provided by ITEP, tribal instructors, and local recycling experts. Time will be given to in-class lectures as well as group activities and a field trip.

Course Content:
  • Understanding Your Waste Stream

  • Getting your Recycling Project Off the Ground

  • Specific Sessions on Handling, Marketing, and Managing Paper, Cans, Plastics, E-Waste, Household Hazardous Waste, and Other Materials

  • Gas Removal and White Goods Recycling

  • Reaching Out to Tribal Officials and the Public

  • Utilizing Grant Funding to Develop and Expand Your Activities

  • Understanding the Recycling Markets

  • Equipment Considerations for Recycling Activities

  • Special Field Trip to a Materials Recovery Facility

Participant Eligibility:
Applicants must be employed by a federally recognized tribe. The course is specifically developed for staff employed in all aspects of solid waste management.

Course Fees:
There are no fees for this course. ITEP will pay for lodging (room and taxes only) expenses for up to 20 accepted participants. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs and per diem expenses.

For more information, please contact:
Todd Barnell, Program Manager
Tel: 928/523-3840

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Last updated: December 28, 2012


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