Certification and Training For Solid Waste Facility OperatorsAll previously scheduled 2020 in-person classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19. All future classes for operators of any and all Connecticut Solid Waste Facilities (landfills, transfer stations, resources recovery facilities, volume reduction facilities, recycling facilities (MRFs/IPCs) and facilities authorized under a general permit) will be virtual - using zoom. Contact Carey L. Hurlburt to register for the next available virtual class (TBD - Fall/Winter 2020-2021). For renewals, submit an application as instructed below.
Operators who are currently certified no longer need to re-attend the certification class for a renewal Certificate. For renewals, simply submit an application within 6 months of your expiration date on your Certificate. New operators who have never been certified must submit an application, register for the next available virtual class (TBD - Fall/Winter 2020-2021) and pass an examination.
Sections 22a-209-6 and 22a-231-1 of the Connecticut Solid Waste Management Regulations requires the certification and training for operators of all solid waste facilities that are permitted or authorized by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Operators of Connecticut landfills, transfer stations, volume reduction facilities, resources recovery facilities, recycling facilities (MRFs/IPCs) and general permitted facilities must take a virtual training classes and take an examination to obtain DEEP certification. A certification application form must be completed and an operator must pre-register for the next available virtual class.