The Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Training and Certification Course

Presented by the Joint California SWANA Chapters

Registration is now open for Sierra Chapter’s

Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Training and Certification Course

October 2 through October 5, 2017

The course will be held and rooms are available at the

Wyndham Garden Fresno Airport 

Registration is limited and will end September 15, 2017 so visit the Sierra Chapter website to download the brochure and sign up!


To return your registration form or for questions, contact Curtis Larkin at

This course is designed to train managers, operators, and inspectors of landfill operations to increase the competency and efficiency of solid waste landfill operations. The course is designed to provide attendees the knowledge of current landfill design and operating practices; overview of state and federal regulations; an opportunity to network with peers; and the potential for professional development.

SWANA's MOLO course has been taught in over 100 locations to more than 7,000 solid waste management professionals. Currently there are nearly 2,000 Certified Landfill Managers and Inspectors as part of SWANA's voluntary certification program. Sign up for MOLO today and join your peers at the most recognized landfill training certification program in North America.


Course Content:

This 3-day course (and optional Certification exam) consists of presentation by MOLO certified instructors and state regulators; classroom exercises; and case studies.

Optional Day 4 offers the written examination to achieve Certification.

Course Topics:

Course Introduction and Overview

Landfill Basics

Landfill Siting

Landfill Design



Landfill Operations

Operational Challenges

Environmental Monitoring

Compliance Inspections and Public Relations



Emerging Technologies

General Safety

Course Summary and Review



If you would like to apply for certification as a Certified Landfill Manager, Landfill Inspector, or Landfill Technical Associate, you must complete a Certification Application at the time of the certification exam and return it to SWANA for consideration. Applications will be distributed at the exam location.

To be eligible for SWANA certification you must:

1. Attend SWANA's MOLO course

2. Successfully complete SWANA's certification examination

3. Complete and submit certification application that demonstrates you meet SWANA eligibility requirements.

Re-Certification can be accomplished by completion of 30 contact hours of training determined by SWANA to enhance the capabilities of the candidate.

Re-certification can also be accomplished by re-taking the MOLO training course and paying the recertification fee. The Certification testing program is presented after each training program and is voluntary.

For questions relating to the certification process please contact the SWANA Certification Coordinator, at 1-800-GO-SWANA (467-9262) or

For more information contact Jeff Southern at