Course Information

19-Hour Initial Training Course for Transfer Station Operators and MRF Operators


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator10False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator10False
Material Recovery Facility Operator16True
Spotter / Waste Screener4False
Transfer Station Operator16True



    THis course is no longer active and cannot accept new registrations.


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    This course is approved as initial training for transfer station operators and MRF operators. The combined course will be held over two days and will include an exam. (Attendees must achieve 70% proficiency.) Topics include: Brief History of Solid Waste Management in U.S., Regulatory Aspects, The Modern Transfer Station and MRF Facility, Siting, Leachate and Stormwater, Ventilation and Odor Control, Waste Control, Operating Guidelines, Employee Health and Safety, Contingency Planning, Financial Responsibility, Monitoring Site Development and Efficiency, and Facility Closure.

    Daily morning and afternoon breaks are scheduled. Lunch on your own.


    Participants must be present for entire class time to receive CEU and Certificate of Attendance.  All participants are required to take the exam.  

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    Who Should Attend

    Solid Waste:

    • Spotters, Operators
    • Transfer Station/MRF Managers, Supervisors
    • Consultants
    • Local and State Regulatory Inspectors

    For more information on certification and accreditation, visit the Continuing Education Credit Information page.