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Training of Trainer’s Handbook: Strategic Waste Management Planning


The Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency funded the “Training of Trainers” program to scale up the number of cities that can undertake waste management actions to reduce significantly short-lived climate pollutants from the waste sector: methane and black carbon. This objective is part of the goals of the Coalition’s Initiative “Mitigating SLCPs from the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Sector”. The Initiative supported the Swedish EPA to implement the Program due to its strong presence and close relationships with the national government of Chile, target country of the Coalition, and its cities.

The Handbook

The Training of Trainers program was a course in developing Strategic Waste Management Plans and training participants to teach colleagues to develop Strategic Waste Management Plans. The Training of Trainers program design was based on the guide “Guidelines for preparing Strategic Waste Management Plans for Chile”. The training course consisted of interactive meetings for the participants with presentations from the experts, working sessions in smaller groups and homework for the participants. Practical training was also used to develop the participants as professional trainers, including enhancing their skills to make presentations.

The handbook is a product of the training and has been prepared to be a tool guiding the trainers that participated in the Trainers of Trainers program. The handbook presents and describes the experiences from Waste Management Planning in the City of Stockholm. There are a number of PowerPoint presentations that should be used together with the handbook. The handbook is based on the document “Guidelines for preparing Strategic Waste Management Plans in Chile”. The way of structure and technique to use when developing a Strategic Waste Management Plan is described in Appendix 1 “Methodical guidance for Strategic Waste Management Planning”. The guidance also contains presentations and background information on communications and stakeholders etc. The handbook can also be used as a guide for responsible waste management administrative officers when developing the Strategic Waste Management Plan in their municipality.

The Appendices

The appendices are background experiences to the presentations used during the Training of Trainers program, the documents used in the training course and an example from the City of Stockholm.  There is also a guide on how to use the Strategic Waste Management Plan in the municipality, the document “Methodical Guide for Strategic Waste Management Plan”. The appendices can be used separately by the trainers as documents together with the presentations on how presentations can be made when training colleagues. 

  • Appendix 1, “Methodical Guide for Strategic Waste Management Plan“ describes the methodology for how to think when making a Strategic Waste Management Plan. This appendix shall be used
  • together with the Guidelines for Waste Management Planning used for Chile as a guide and tool for the author of a Strategic Waste Management Plan.
  • Appendix 2, “Guidelines for preparing Strategic Waste Management Plans for Chile” is the guideline on what a Strategic Waste Management Plan shall contain.
  • Appendix 3, “Experiences from Strategic Waste Management Planning projects” is a summary of experiences from Strategic Waste Management Planning in Sweden and other countries and shall be
  • used by the trainer together with her or his own experiences as ideas and advice for trainers and for Municipal staff making the Strategic Waste Management Plan.
  • Appendix 4, “Stakeholders” contains advice on who is a stakeholder, how to find the stakeholder and how to use the experiences and wishes of the stakeholders.
  • Appendix 5, “Financing and Waste-fee”, describes Swedish and international ways of financing operation and investments for the Waste Management and can be used as ideas and advice on
  • financing.
  • Appendix 6, “Checklist” contains advice on how to follow up on different steps in the production and use of the Strategic Waste Management Plan.

Presentations direct connected to the use of the handbook and for the trainer to use during training sessions of colleagues are:

  • Methodical guidelines for Waste management Planning Workshop Chile 2016
  • TOT Chile SWMP communication 2016
  • TOT SWMP Stakeholders Chile 2016
  • TOT Chile Waste Fee

The presentations can be supplemented with experiences from the trainers own activities.

Please click the font in blue to download the documents. You can see a video about the training of trainers at