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Certification and Training For Solid Waste Facility (SWF) Operators

All future classes for new, never have been certified, operators of any Transfer Station and/or Volume Reduction Facilities will be virtual - using zoom - until further notice.  The next Virtual Class will be in May/June 2021. Here are the links to the four virtual modules and the Operator Manual:  Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, and the Operator Manual   

Please note: Carey Hurlburt has retired!  Please contact Chris Nelson for all Certification & Training Inquiries RENEWAL CERTIFICATES:  Operators who are currently certified no longer need to re-attend the certification class for a renewal Certificate. For renewals, simply submit an application requesting renewal within 6 months of your expiration date on your Certificate.  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.   

Certification Application Forms

Certification Application for Operators of Landfills, Transfer Stations, Recycling and Volume Reduction Facilities    PDF  |  Fillable Word
Landfill and Bulldozer
Landfill Operators
photograph of a transfer station
Transfer Station Operators
photograph of a brush chipping operation
Volume Reduction Facility Operators
Inside a Recycling Facility
Recycling Facility (MRF/IPC) Operators
Certification Application for Operators of Resources Recovery Facilities   PDF  | Fillable Word
Resources Recovery Facility
Resource Recovery Facility Operators


Content Last Updated April 2021