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Certification and Training For Solid Waste Facility Operators

All 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. 

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 August 2020