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Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO) Training

The RALO course is for the designated landfill operator and administrator in a village with a Class III landfill or open dump, and focuses on the duties of the landfill operator, their personal safety, and the safety of the village. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the landfill operator's role to keep the village clean and the landfill free from harmful substances.

Participants learn about landfill regulations and requirements, household hazardous waste, waste separation and screening, waste reduction and segregation, recycling, personal protection equipment, and much more.

These courses are hosted by Alaska Forum, Inc with trainers and expertise provided in cooperation with Solid Waste Administration of North America, (SWANA), Alaska Chapter.

For more than ten years, the Rural Alaska Landfill Operator (RALO) Training was made available thanks to the financial support of USDA Rural Development. Our application for supporting grant funds for RALO Trainings for Fall 2018 and 2019 was not accepted by USDA for funding this year. We are currently investigating other alternatives for funding to continue making this training available for all Alaskans.