Training & Certification

Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO)

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The New Manager of Landfill Operations Course and Exam Are Here!

SWANA’s exciting, new Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) program reflects what today’s managers of landfill operations need to know!

New Body of Knowledge

SWANA’s new MOLO program was built by industry experts with deep knowledge of the requirements of this critical industry role. Our new program sets out the core foundational, strategic, technical, and managerial knowledge and skills required of solid waste professionals in this position. These requirements will be outlined in the new MOLO Body of Knowledge, an industry resource individuals and employers alike can use to:

  • Assess their or their employees’ knowledge and skills
  • Identify areas requiring more training and experience

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New Modules

The new course provides a comprehensive look at the field of landfill operations management—everything from the basics, to site and environmental management and monitoring, to landfill closure. Coupled with other educational resources, on-the-job training, and real-world experiences, SWANA’s new MOLO program will help individuals prepare for SWANA certification in landfill operations.

SWANA’s new MOLO program will soon be available for delivery as an in-person, three-day learning experience consisting of 13 modules:

  1. Course Introduction and Overview
  2. Landfill Basics
  3. Landfill Siting, Development, and Design
  4. Short- and Long-Term Planning
  5. Landfill Operations
  6. Site Management and Control
  7. Leachate and Landfill Gas
  8. Groundwater Monitoring and Stormwater
  9. Closed Landfill Management and Maintenance
  10. Landfill Safety
  11. Communication and Training
  12. Prohibited and Hazardous Waste Materials Management
  13. Management and Leadership

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MOLO Certification

Passing a certification exam requires amassing knowledge, skills, and abilities over time from a variety of sources; no one course provides all of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to pass a certification exam. Knowledge is gained over time from years of experience in the field; online courses, webinars, and podcasts; in-person seminars and events; hands-on workshops; on-the-job training; local, regional, and national conferences; mentoring programs; trade publications; and more.

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