Initial Training Course for Landfill Operators and C&D Sites - 24 Hour - Course 4305

Initial Training Course for Landfill Operators and C&D Sites - 24 Hour

Plant City

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  • CEUs: 2.4
  • This course is offered as: Days 1-2-3 of the three day course Initial Training for Operators of Landfills and Waste Processing Facilities
  • Solid Waste Landfills/C&D Initial: 16.0 hours, course #442
  • Solid Waste TS/MRF: 8.0
  • Solid Waste Spotter: 4.0
  • FBPE Provider #0004021: CEHs 24.0 hours
  • Time: Daily: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Coordinator Dawn Jenkins     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3880

This course is approved as initial training for class I, III and C&D operators.  It includes a final exam with a 70% proficiency. Topics include: Solid Waste and Landfill Basics, Environmental Concerns with Waste Handling Facilities, Screening for Prohibited Materials, Mapping Special Wastes, Landfill Construction, Basic Operation, Leachate Management, Gas Management, Groundwater Monitoring, and Landfills Closure. 

Daily morning and afternoon breaks are scheduled. On your own for lunch.
Course Objective
At the completion of the training the student should be able to discuss the basics of solid waste & landfill operations; environmental concerns with waste handling facilities; screening for prohibited materials; mapping special waste; the fundamentals of landfill construction; gas management; groundwater monitoring issues with closed landfills. The students will also complete a final exam.
You must be in attendance for entire course to receive continuing education credit and a Certificate of Attendance. All participants take the final examNote - If you are needing continuing education credits to maintain your landfill operator training, you should probably take the refresher training (no exam).
This class is Day1,2,3 of the three day course: Initial Training for Operators of Landfills and Waste Processing Facilities. 
Who Should Attend
 Solid Waste:
  • Operators, Spotters
  • Landfill Owners, Managers, Supervisors
  • Consultants
  • Local and State Regulatory Inspectors
Day 1  
8:00am - 8:30am Course Introduction
8:30am - 9:45am Solid Waste and Landfill Basics
9:45am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 11:00am Environmental Concerns with Waste Handling Facilities
11:00am - 12:00pm Regulations - Part 1
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Regulations - Part 2
2:00pm - 3:00pm Screening for Prohibited Materials
3:00pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 4:00pm Managing Special Wastes
 4:00pm - 5:00pm  Health and Safety
 Day 2  
 8:00am - 9:45am Site Location & Restrictions
 9:45am -10:00am Break
 10:00am - 11:00am Compliance Inspections
 11:00am - 12:00pm Equipment
 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
 1:00pm - 2:00pm Landfill Construction
 2:00pm - 3:00pm Basic Operations
 3:00pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 5:00pm Leachate Management
 Day 3  
 8:00am - 9:00am Gas Management
 9:00am - 10:00am Bioreactor Landfills
 10:00am - 10:15am Break
 10:15am -11:00am Groundwater Monitoring
 11:00pm - 12:15pm Landfill Closure
 12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch (on your own)
  1:15pm - 2:30pm Study Guide Review
  2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
  2:45pm - 5:00pm Exam