Initial Training for Operators of Landfills and Waste Processing Facilities - Course 7123

Initial Training for Operators of Landfills and Waste Processing Facilities

Attributes
  • This course is a combined offering of: 16hr Initial TS/MRF Operator and 24 hr Initial Landfill Operator courses
  • CEUs: 2.4
  • Course #: 820
  • Solid Waste Landfills I III Initial: 24 hours
  • Solid Waste TS / MRF - Initial: 16 hours
  • Solid Waste Spotter/Waste Screener - Initial: 8 hours
  • FBPE Provider #0004021: CEHs 24.0 hours
  • Time: 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Coordinator Vivian Li     email: vivian@treeo.ufl.edu     phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-7047
Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is approve as initial training for Class I & III Landfills, C&D Solid Waste Operators and Transfer Station & Materials Recovery Facility Operators. It includes 2 Exams 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, Landfill Construction, Basic Operations, Leachate Management, Gas Management, Groundwater Monitoring, and Landfills Closure; 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 & landfill operations; environmental concerns with waste handling facilities; screening for prohibited materials; managing special waste; the fundamentals of landfill construction; leachate and gas management; groundwater monitoring issues; monitoring of landfill cell closures; transfer station operations and materials recovery facilities operations. The students will also complete two exams.

Participants must be present for entire course to receive continuing education credit and a Certificate of Completion. All participants take two exams TS/MRF on Day 2, Landfill on Day 3.  Note - If participant is needing continuing education credits [CEUs] to maintain their active landfill operator training, then they should probably take the refresher training (no exam).
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 Solid Waste:

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


INSTRUCTOR BIOGRAPHIES

Link to Instructor Biographies

 

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 - 4:00pm

Leachate Management

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Exam

 

 

 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