onDemand Manager of Landfill Operation (MOLO - US Version)

Run Your Landfill Like a Pro!

The Manager of landfill Operations (MOLO - US) course gives you the tools, information, and confidence to become a first-class landfill manager, leader, and problem-solver who knows where to find answers. Gain the technical and administrative skills to make thoughtful decisions that meet the needs of your community, regulators, and team. Learn what it takes to make convincing arguments that are grounded in knowing what it takes to achieve a well-run, properly-equipped operation.

The course features 13 modules based on the new MOLO Body of Knowledge (BoK), the compendium of the skills, abilities, and information MOLOs need to be effective in this critical industry role. Download the BoK at swana.org/MOLO.

Module 1

Course Introduction and Overview

Module 2

Landfill Basics

Module 3

Landfill Siting, Development, and Design

Module 4

Short- and Long-Term Planning

Module 5

Landfill Operations

Module 6

Site Management and Control

Module 7

Leachate and Landfill Gas

Module 8

Groundwater Monitoring and Stormwater

Module 9

Closed Landfill Management and Maintenance

Module 10

Landfill Safety

Module 11

Communication and Training

Module 12

Prohibited and Hazardous Waste Materials Management

Module 13

Management and Leadership

Individuals seeking MOLO certification should note that taking the new MOLO course does NOT guarantee success on the exam. 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. Thus, the MOLO course should be considered as just one resource that can be used to help prepare for MOLO certification. Those who wish to sit for the MOLO Certification exam should self-assess and fill knowledge and skill gaps by reviewing the new MOLO Body of Knowledge found at swana.org/MOLO.

The MOLO Certification Exam is NOT included with the course purchase. If you wish to pursue certification, visit our Become Certified Page or email certification@swana.org for more information. 

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This course is designed as a 100% virtual learning experience.


The course includes the MOLO eCoursebook and immediate access to 13 video recordings of the course lessons. You will receive access to the digital course manual within three business days of registration and have online access to it for three years. (The hard-copy coursebook is available at an additional charge and may take up to 10 business days to receive.)


Upon completion of the course, SWANA awards participants 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), formerly known as CEUs, to apply toward a current SWANA certification.

To ensure you receive the PDHs, send an email to certification@swana.org when you have completed the course.


Ideal for landfill owners, managers, supervisors, and operators; engineers; consultants; and those aspiring to these roles.

Registration for this virtual event is nonrefundable.

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