DEEP: Certification for Solid Waste Facility Operators

Certification and Training For Solid Waste Facility Operators

Please Note: 

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.

Currently Scheduled Training Classes (2018) *

* NOTE:  These classes are for operators of Connecticut transfer stations, volume reduction facilities and recycling facilities (MRFs/IPCs).  Classes for operators of landfills, resources recovery facilities (RRFs) and some facilities authorized under a general permit 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 for one of the following:

 Date Time  Location  Address  Town 
June 12, 2018 8:00 2:00
341 Milford St
(Route 69)
July 12, 2018 8:00 2:00
391 Route 32
North Franklin
July 31, 2018 8:00 - 2:00 500 Hawthorne Avenue Derby
August 7, 2018 8:00 2:00 281 Milk Lane off of Fenn Rd Newington
September 19, 2018 8:00 2:00 500 Hawthorne Avenue Derby
October 25, 2018 8:00 2:00
341 Milford St
(Route 69)

November 7, 2018 8:00 2:00 391 Route 32 North Franklin
Application forms are provided in both PDF and Word fillable formats. 
{Landfill and Bulldozer}
Landfill Operators
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Transfer Station Operators
Certification Application for Operators of Landfills, Transfer Stations, Recycling and Volume Reduction Facilities
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Volume Reduction Facility Operators
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Recycling Facility (MRF/IPC)
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Resource Recovery Facility Operators
Certification Application for Operators of Resources Recovery Facilities
Content Last Updated May 2018