Landfill Operator Training and Certification
North Dakota's Solid Waste Management Rules require that all municipal waste landfills,
municipal waste incinerators, municipal solid waste ash landfills,
and special waste landfills which accept primarily oilfield special waste or
TENORM waste in North Dakota have a certified operator on-site at all times
during facility operation. Also, all industrial waste landfills and special waste
landfills which accept primarily coal ash combustion residuals in North
Dakota are required to have at least one certified operator whose primary work location is at the facility operation.
Subjects covered by this training include site selection, construction and development,
waste acceptance, stormwater management, groundwater monitoring and
recordkeeping. The course also includes practical exercises and a landfill field trip some years.
Operators must be re-certified every three years.
Landfill Operator Training Course Announcement
1st Course Agenda
2nd Course Agenda
Inert Waste Landfill Workshop
Many communities in North Dakota operate inert wastes landfills.
Inert waste landfills are useful for smaller communities by giving
local populations a nearby facility to store major appliances, scrap metal
and junk vehicles for future recycling and a landfill that can be used to
dispose of bulky waste items such as old furniture, tree branches, concrete,
asphalt, wood, bricks, shingles, and tires. This training course prepares
people in small communities to operate an inert waste landfill. Subjects
included in the training include site selection and development, waste acceptance,
composting, operations, and closure/post-closure care.
Solid Waste Education And Training
The Solid Waste Education And Training (SWEAT)
works with educators and education activities in North Dakota to
inform the children and citizens of North Dakota about proper
waste management. SWEAT can provide a variety of
assistance, from printed materials to conducting on-site
For more information, contact Lexi Craig.
Waste Screening Training
Solid Waste Management Rules require operators of solid waste landfills
and incinerators to implement a program to detect and prevent the disposal
of regulated hazardous wastes and other prohibited wastes. The course offers
valuable information on the concepts and practices that are needed to properly
perform inspections of incoming loads of waste and will demonstrate the
importance of random load inspections by explaining the different classifications
of wastes, the identification of wastes and the procedures for conducting