Training for landfill operators

In Minnesota, operators and inspectors of waste disposal facilities must be certified. The MPCA administers the certification program and provides workshops and conferences to help you stay up-to-date on your certification.

Registration

PDF icon 2018 Fall Solid Waste Landfill Operator Workshops (p-tr2-20)
Note: Online registration is not available.

Questions? Contact Diane Belanger at 651-757-2072
Credit card fax: 651-205-4594

Certification training

These courses provide you with the tools to obtain your certification as required by Minn. R. ch. 7048.  Training covers basic math, science, public health issues, rules & regulations, waste screening, asbestos, stormwater requirements, landfill design, facility operations and closure/post closure.

Type II certification training

This two-day course (with exam) is for professionals pursuing careers in municipal solid waste management. (Nine contact hours)

The exam is required to be a certified Type II facility operator. Certification is good for three years

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent or equivalent experience
  • Complete at least 15 contact hours of training within three years prior to your application
  • Have at least six months of work experience as a Type II facility operator

Type III certification training

This two-day course (with exam) is for professionals pursuing careers in demolition waste/industrial waste landfill management. (Nine contact hours)

The exam is required to be a certified Type III facility operator. Certification is good for three years.

Requirements before taking an examination:

  • Complete at least four contact hours of training within three years prior to the date of application

Solid waste refresher training

This one-day refresher helps Type II or Type III operators toward their certification renewal hours. Half of the day is spent in the classroom followed by a facility tour in the afternoon.

Renew your certification

In order to renew your certification, you will need to complete:

  • Type II - 18 contact hours over three years
  • Type III - Six contact hours over three years