Initial Training Course for Transfer Station Operators and Materials Recovery Facilities - 16 Hour - Course 4306

Initial Training Course for Transfer Station Operators and Materials Recovery Facilities - 16 Hour

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  • Days 1-2 of the: Initial Training for Operators of Landfills and Waste Processing Facilities
  • CEUs: 1.6
  • Course #: 443
  • Solid Waste Landfills I III / C&D: 12.0
  • Solid Waste TS / MRF Initial: 16.0
  • Solid Waste TS / MRF: 8.0
  • Solid Waste Spotter: 4.0
  • FBPE Provider #0004021: CEHs 16.0 Hours
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Coordinator Vivian Li     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-7047


This course is approve as initial training for Transfer Station & Materials Recovery Facility Solid Waste Operators. It includes 1 Exam with a 70% proficiency. Topics includes: Solid Waste Management Basics and Regulations, Environmental Concerns with Waste Handling Facilities, Screening for Prohibited Materials, Managing Special Wastes, Health and Safety, Compliance Inspections, Siting, Heavy Equipment, Transfer Station Operations/Layout and Materials Recovery Facilities Operations and Layout.

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 &  operations; environmental concerns with waste handling facilities; screening for prohibited materials; managing special waste; transfer station operations and materials recovery facilities operations. The students will also complete one exam.

Participants must be present for entire course to receive continuing education credit and a Certificate of Completion. All participants take the final exam.  Note - If participant is needing continuing education credits [CEUs] to maintain their active landfill operator training status, then they should probably take the refresher training 8 hour (no exam).

This course is Days 1, 2 of the three day course: Initial Training for Operators of Landfills and Waste Processing Facilities


 Solid Waste:

  • Operators, Spotters
  • Transfer Station or Materials Recovery Facility Owners, Managers, Supervisors
  • Consultants
  • Local and State Regulatory Inspectors



Link to Instructor Biographies

Day 1  
8:00am– 8:30am Course Introduction
8:30am – 10:00am Solid Waste Basics
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 10:45am  Environmental Concerns with Waste Handling Facilities
10:45am – 12:15pm Regulations
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15pm – 2:45pm Screening for Prohibited Materials
2:45pm – 3:00pm Break
2:45pm – 5:00pm Managing Special Wastes
Day 2  
8:00am – 8:45am  Facility Siting and Location
8:45am – 10:00am Health and Safety
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Transfer Station Layout and Configuration
11:15am – 12:15pm Transfer Station Operation
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch (on your own)
1:15pm – 2:00pm Materials Recovery Facilities Layout and Configuration
2:00pm – 3:00pm Materials Recovery Facilities Operation
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 5:00pm Exam