Manager of Landfill Operations



    Online courses typically start at 8:00 am and go until approximately 4:00 pm Mountain (Alberta) Time.

    You will require a computer, video camera and internet connection. If you are taking this for CEUs you will be required to be visible via video camera


    live online classroom (via Zoom)

    SWANA Members: $1200/person plus GST
    Non-Members: $1350/person plus GST

    Please register with plenty of lead time so we can ship the MOLO Manual (book) to you. We cannot guarantee that you will have your course manual in time if you register less than 10 business days prior to course begin.

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The Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) course provides a comprehensive study of efficient landfill operations, including site design, regulations, health and safety, cost controls and other issues to consider when planning, operating, and closing landfills.  The course includes lecture, activities, and a facility tour.  The course helps to prepare for the Manager of Landfill Operations Certification exam offered by SWANA (exam is offered online-only and needs to be purchased from

(3 days course)

Earn 30 SWANA PDHs and/or 1.8 CEUs towards your Alberta Landfill Operator Certification

Course Objectives

Upon Completion of this Course, Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance, purpose, characteristics, design, and equipment requirements and regulatory environment of landfills
  • Manage daily operational procedures
  • Improve landfill safety
  • Understand construction and surveying practices
  • Implement and manage effective monitoring systems
  • Improve efficiency and control costs.

Who Should Attend

Landfill owners, operators, managers, supervisors, foremen, as well as engineers, consultants and employees responsible for daily landfill operation.

Course Content

The course manual is Manager of Landfill Operations. This comprehensive operations manual details the following topics, and more with supplemental images, graphs and examples for participants to discuss and serves as a must-have reference tool on the job.

  • Landfill Basics
  • Regulations
  • Landfill Layout and Siting
  • Landfill Design and Construction
  • Landfill Equipment
  • Landfill Operations
  • Leachate and Landfill Gas Management
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Landfill Economics
  • Safety Issues and Planning
  • Landfill Administration
  • Closure Issues
  • Inspections