Spotter Training for Solid Waste Facilities (Operator Refresher - 8 Hours) - Online - Course 10282

Spotter Training for Solid Waste Facilities (Operator Refresher - 8 Hours) - Online

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  • CEUs: 0.8
  • Course #: 989
  • Solid Waste Landfills I III / C&D / TS / MRF: 8.0
Coordinator Vivian Li     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-7047


This course covers the role of spotters at landfills and waste processing facilities. Included is an overview of facility operations focusing on understanding permit conditions and site plans as they relate to the spotter's responsibilities.

Course Objectves

At the completion of the training the student should be able to describe the spotter's responsibility at a solid waste facility; identify the proper way to manage their incoming waste and recognize safe ways to handle the waste.


This course is designed as initial spotter training or as follow-up education requirements for solid waste operators.


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Time for Completion

90 days to complete the course from the date login information for the online course is received in order to receive CEUs or contact hours approved by the SWMTC. If you exceed the 90 day period without completing the course and you wish to continue, you must start over with registration, fees and retaking the course starting from Module 1. There are no extensions or grace period. This completion time period is set by the SWMTC.

70% proficiency is required for all exercises in order to receive a Certicate of Completion.  There is not a final exam.


  • Registration is a two-step process
  • You will register for the course and then you will immediately be taken to a second screen that sets up your login.
  • You will be asked to create your login using an external identifier. The University of Florida has approved the use of Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google (Gmail) to enter our courses. You can use an existing account for this course. You will want to make sure you know your credentials for this outside account.
  • The use of an external identifier as listed above is required to enter our courses. We cannot provide another method of access to the course.
  • Only active (credit-seeking) UF affiliated students or staff will be given a UF ID or Gatorlink. All other students must use the external identifier.
  • If you are unsure about any of these requirements, please contact us before you register and we'll be happy to assist.

Course Overview

Module 1: Rules and Regulations

Module 2: Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement

Module 3: Types of Waste

Module 4: Screening Incoming Waste

Module 5: Managing the Working Face and the Tipping Floor

Module 6: Waste Management Facilities

Module7: Health and Safety

Module 8: Personal Protective Equipment

Module 9: References