Course Information

8-Hour Initial Training Course for Spotters at Class I, II, III Facilities, Waste Processing Facilities and C&D Facilities


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator8False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator8False
Material Recovery Facility Operator8False
Spotter / Waste Screener8True
Transfer Station Operator8False



Spotters play a key role in keeping prohibited materials out of landfills, C&D debris sites, transfer stations and MRF's. This course addresses the regulations that are relevant to the spotter and explains which materials are acceptable at these various sites. Topics include stormwater systems, application and maintenance of cover materials, inspections and litter control, typical waste composition, prohibited materials, load inspections, emergency and non-emergency response. This course is approved as an initial course for all Spotters.

Participant must be present for entire class time to receive CEU and Certificate of Attendance


8:00am Solid Waste Management Overview
Waste Processing Facilities:Overview
    Transfer Stations
    Materials Recovery Facilities [MRFs]
Operating Requirements
Managing Prohibited Materials
Classifications of Landfills
Basics of Landfill Designs
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Waste Acceptability and Screening
Responsibilities of Waste Screening
Spotter / Scalehouse Attendant / Equipment Operator
Hazardous Waste Generators
Biomedical Waste / Mercury Containing Devices
Tires / Batteries
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 pm Special Waste
    Demolition Debris
    Asbestos Management
Radioactive Materials / CRTs
Litter Control
Operational Requirements
Recovered Screen Materials
3:00pm Break
3:15 pm Cover Requirements
Cell Construction
Wet Weather
Temporary Access Roads
Employee Health and Safety
Traffic and Equipment Safety
Landfill Fires
5:00pm Adjourn