Course Information

SWANA-Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Course and Exam


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator30True
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator30True
Material Recovery Facility Operator8False
Spotter / Waste Screener4False
Transfer Station Operator8False



Topics include; current landfill design and operating practices and requirements, including site selection, waste screening, gas and leachate issues, training, and an overview of state and federal regulations. Plus, MOLO® offers a field exercise to give you the opportunity to review the classroom concepts and see how they can be applied on the job. There is also a final written exam with multiple choice, true/false and problem solving questions. (30 hours)

Presented in cooperation with SWANA-Florida Chapter and SWANA.

Daily breaks are scheduled. Lunch on your own.

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

About the Course

Participants must complete the course and pass the exam with a 70% proficiency to satisfy Florida Department of Environmental Protection training requirements for landfill operators under 62-701 FAC. This course also satisfies part of Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification criteria for Certified Landfill Manager, Inspector or Technical Associate. For more information on this certification, you may contact SWANA directly at (301) 585-2898 or 1-800-Go-SWANA.

You will need to complete the SWANA-MOLO Certification Application. Bring the completed application (with your supervisor’s signature) with you to registration/check-in. To determine your category please see the certification requirements and guidelines at

Note: The Solid Waste Landfill Operators Short School will no longer be offered, it has been replaced by Manager of Landfill Operations.


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Who Should Attend

Solid Waste:

  • Landfill Operators, Owners, Managers, Supervisors
  • Consultants
  • Local and State Regulatory Inspectors

Instructors: Provided by SWANA-Florida Chapter

Certification and Accreditation

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


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