The University of Florida TREEO Center maintains the Florida Department of Environmental Protection – Solid Waste Operators Database. The database is a continuing education archive and tracking system for Solid Waste Management Facility Operators and Spotters who have attended approved training.

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Review your Florida Solid Waste Operator and Spotter Training Transcript

No login needed - Check the expiration date and the training status (Current or Expired) for:


  • Click on Participants
  • Type in last name and hit enter
  • Click on name to see # of hours needed in current 3-year period
  • Click on transcript to see courses taken


  • Click on Participants
  • Use the drop down list and select company
  • Click on name to see # hours needed in current 3-year period.

Facility Report:

  • Click on Reports
  • Type in the company name
  • Click on Run Report

If any information is incorrect/missing or if someone is no longer at the facility, please send a notice to: vivian@treeo.ufl.edu.

Effective May 27, 2001
Classification/TrackInitial CourseContinuing Education
Landfill – Class I, II, III24 hours + exam (previous 20 hours) 16 hours (previous 15 hours)
Construction and Demolition [C&D] Sites24 hours+ exam (previous 20 hours)16 hours (previous 15 hours)
Transfer Station [TS]16 hours + exam8 hours
Material Recovery Facility [MRF]16 hours+ exam8 hours
Land Clearing Debris FacilityNo operator training required 
Spotter (of all Facilities)8 hours4 hours [previous 8 hours]

Questions: Vivian Li, vivian@treeo.ufl.edu or (352) 294-7047