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Zender Environmental Health & Research Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

What We Do

Training

See below for a list of our free trainings. Do you have questions? Contact April McCoy amccoy@zendergroup.org  907-277-2111. Please note, to attend you must be registered.

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2020

Dates Training Location Status
Sept 21

This 1.5 hr webinar by long-time landfill operator and solid waste expert Paul Berry that gives a step-by-step tour of what a small rural Alaska landfill facility can look like and how he developed each program component at the Gustavus Disposal and Recycling Center Operations include composting, recycling, used oil disposal, backhaul, baling, materials resale, inventorying, fee charging, and recordkeeping. Gustavus didn’t get there overnight, but persistence and steady efforts paid off here and many or all components can work in your community too.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone and/or internet. This training will be given live by toll-free phone with live online presentations. If you don’t have reliable internet, we will mail you all the presentation materials to follow along by phone. No internet required.

Virtual Closed
Oct 6-8

Description: In this virtual training, you will learn how to take your own water and soil samples to send for laboratory contaminant testing, how to test on-site for surface water fecal coliform, and how to sample and monitor for the basic water quality parameters using a YSI probe and turbidity meter. One-on-one follow-up will be provided post-training to each attendee to answer questions, troubleshoot testing, and help with writing QAPP’s and more.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone and/or internet. This training will be given live by toll-free phone with live online presentations. If you don’t have reliable internet, we will mail you all the presentation materials to follow along by phone. No internet required.

Virtual Closed
Nov 17-19

Description: This virtual backhaul training will cover collection, storage, inventory, supplies, packing, working with vendors and transporters, shipping, labeling, paperwork. The training will run from 9:00-2:30 with a break for lunch on Nov 17-19 and there will be a required intro session on November 16th from 1:30-2:30.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone only. This training will be given live by toll-free phone. We will mail all the presentation materials in advance. No internet required or used.

Virtual Closed
Dec 8-9

Description: Having trouble convincing your community to pay fees? Finding that your solid waste program starts and stops or doesn’t seem to improve? This training looks at your solid waste management program as a utility operation. We use self-assessment exercises and discussions to explore the 9 management areas that contribute to effective and sustainable utility management. You will learn your own program’s weaknesses and strengths and leave with an identified approach to improving your program. This training includes developing a solid waste management budget and a community outreach strategy.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone and/or internet. This training will be given live by toll-free phone with live online presentations. If you don’t have reliable internet, we will mail you all the presentation materials to follow along by phone. No internet required.

Virtual Closed

2021

Dates Training Location Status
Jan 7-8

Description: Work with our staff in virtual breakout groups or one-on-one to complete your Solid Waste Management plan.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Internet required. This will be an online Zoom-like training with breakout rooms to work with our staff in small groups of participants with similar plan status.

Virtual Closed
Feb 23-26

Description: Comprehensive backhaul training which includes OSHA 10 hr safety, DOT HMR regulations, inventory, storage, packing, shipping, labeling, and shipping paperwork.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Internet required. This will be an online training with live video instruction.

Virtual Closed
Mar 23-25
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Zender Environmental provides hands-on refrigerant recovery training for individuals & communities who manage small appliances destined for disposal/recycling. Trainings are typically held in Anchorage. Alternatively, in certain cases, Zender staff may travel to perform onsite refrigerant recovery training. Trainings include the following topics:

  • Safety,
  • Refrigeration cycle & regulations,
  • Recommended equipment & tools,
  • Recovery techniques,
  • Troubleshooting, and
  • Labeling & shipping recovered refrigerant
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Description: In this virtual training, you will learn how to take your own water and soil samples to send for laboratory contaminant testing, how to test on-site for surface water fecal coliform, and how to sample and monitor for the basic water quality parameters using a YSI probe and turbidity meter. One-on-one follow-up will be provided post-training to each attendee to answer questions, troubleshoot testing, and help with writing QAPP’s and more.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone and/or internet. This training will be given live by toll-free phone with live online presentations. If you don’t have reliable internet, we will mail you all the presentation materials to follow along by phone. No internet required.

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Description: In this virtual training, you will learn how to take your own water and soil samples to send for laboratory contaminant testing, how to test on-site for surface water fecal coliform, and how to sample and monitor for the basic water quality parameters using a YSI probe and turbidity meter. One-on-one follow-up will be provided post-training to each attendee to answer questions, troubleshoot testing, and help with writing QAPP’s and more

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone and/or internet. This training will be given live by toll-free phone with live online presentations. If you don’t have reliable internet, we will mail you all the presentation materials
to follow along by phone. No internet required.

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Description: Having trouble convincing your community to pay fees? Finding that your solid waste program starts and stops or doesn’t seem to improve? This training looks at your solid waste management program as a utility operation.

We use self-assessment exercises and discussions to explore the 9 management areas that contribute to effective and sustainable utility management. You will learn your own program’s weaknesses and strengths and leave with an identified approach to improving your program. This training includes developing a solid waste management budget and a community outreach strategy.

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone and/or internet. This training will be given live by toll-free phone with live online presentations. If you don’t have reliable internet, we will mail you all the presentation materials to follow along by phone. No internet required.

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2022

Dates Training Location Status
TBA

Description: In this virtual training, you will learn how to take your own water and soil samples to send for laboratory contaminant testing, how to test on-site for surface water fecal coliform, and how to sample and monitor for the basic water quality parameters using a YSI probe and turbidity meter. One-on-one follow-up will be provided post-training to each attendee to answer questions, troubleshoot testing, and help with writing QAPP’s and more

Delivery Method and Technology Requirements: Phone and/or internet. This training will be given live by toll-free phone with live online presentations. If you don’t have reliable internet, we will mail you all the presentation materials to follow along by phone. No internet required.

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Photos From Past Trainings