Course Information

Understanding Hazardous Waste Regulations in Solid Waste Operations and Recycling


Certification Only:No


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



The first four hours covers hazardous waste compliance designed for solid waste facility personnel. The purpose of the training is to teach individuals who work at landfills, construction and demolition sites, solid waste transfer stations, and materials recovery facilities how to identify and properly manage any hazardous waste they may encounter. The second four hours covers the typical wastes encountered at solid waste facilities, facility inspections and enforcement issues and preparing for emergencies.The entire course incorporates key operational elements that your staff may face every day on the job.  Advance the working efficiency of your solid waste collection program.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the student should know the following information:

the difference between solid waste and hazardous waste

the difference between hazardous waste and Universal waste

what regulations govern waste management, including solid waste, hazardous waste, and Universal waste

responsibilities of personnel working at solid waste management facilities to prevent hazardous waste from entering the system

how to identify and classify hazardous waste

how to properly manage wastes that have been identified as hazardous waste

how to plan for incidents involving hazardous waste

how to properly document hazardous waste management activities and why recordkeeping is important