The Division of Compliance & Enforcement will be offering training for Class 2 Landfill Operators on August 22-24, 2017. Registration information will be posted on this page in early July. Please contact Pete Stevens at (803) 898-1372 if you have any questions.
DHEC offers professional training programs for operators of Class 2 Landfills, Class 3 Landfills and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Transfer Stations.
The training programs:
Class 3 Landfill Operators: Training Required
Supervision of the operation of a Class 3 Landfill shall be the responsibility of a qualified individual that has completed operator training courses and is certified pursuant to Regulation 61-107.14 Solid Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Operator's Certification. This regulation defines "operator" as: any person, including the owner, who is principally engaged in, or is in charge of, the actual operation, supervision, and maintenance of a MSW landfill and includes the person in charge of a shift or period during any part of the day. Operators are classified in one of two categories:
Participants who complete one of the Class 3 Landfill training programs and pass the written examination will be certified for 3 years and may maintain certification by earning a specific number of continuing education units approved by DHEC over the 3-year period(s).
Class 2 Landfill and Transfer Station Operators: Training Recommended
Even though training for operators of Class 2 landfills and transfer stations is not currently required by regulation, DHEC strongly recommends that all operators take advantage of these voluntary training opportunities.
When Are Training Courses Offered?
Class 3 Landfill Manager, Class 3 Landfill Supervisor and Class 2 Landfill Operator training is offered annually. Transfer Station Operator training is offered every other year beginning in 2016.
For additional information, contact Pete Stevens at (803) 898-1372.