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Certification and Training For Solid Waste Facility Operators

All March and April previously scheduled classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19. 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, attend one of the listed certification classes and pass either a written or verbal 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 may attend training classes and take an examination to obtain DEEP certification. A certification application form must be completed and an operator must pre-register to attend any currently scheduled training class.  For further information, email Carey L. Hurlburt or call (860) 424-3248.

* NOTE:  These classes are for operators of Connecticut transfer stations, volume reduction facilities, recycling facilities (MRFs/IPCs) and facilities authorized under a general permit.  Classes for operators of landfills, resources recovery facilities (RRFs) and special waste facilities are NOT posted on-line, but are rather scheduled individually as requested/needed.  Please contact Carey L. Hurlburt at (860) 424-3248 to either schedule a specific class or to register: 

 Date Time  Location  Address  Town
May 6, 2020 8:00 – 1:00 DEEP - Kellogg Environmental Center  500 Hawthorne Avenue Derby
May 20, 2020 8:00 – 1:00 281 Milk Lane off of Fenn Rd Newington
June 10, 2020 8:00 – 1:00 DEEP - Sessions Woods  341 Milford St
(Route 69)
July 8, 2020 8:00 – 1:00 DEEP - Franklin Wildlife 
Management Area
391 Route 32 North Franklin

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 March 2020