onDemand Manager of Landfill Operation (MOLO) Training Course

Run a modern landfill like a pro.

Get ready to focus on the skills that landfill operators need to run modern landfills. This 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.

SWANA's Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) course drills into the fundamentals of modern landfill management, including operations, site design, regulations, health and safety, cost controls and other issues related to planning, operating, and closing landfills. The course provides a stand-alone education on landfill management and is also used to prepare for SWANA Landfill Management certification, required by many jurisdictions to operate compliant and safe landfill facilities.

 SWANA offers this course as a stand-alone learning experience that can also be used to supplement the learning and experience needed to prepare for certification in this discipline. Please note that 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 needed to pass a certification exam. Knowledge is typically gained over time from years of experience in the field; online courses, webinars, and podcasts; in-person seminars, events, and workshops; and on-the-job training.

OBJECTIVES: As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the scope of landfill importance, purpose, characteristics, design, equipment, and regulatory compliance
  • Identify and manage daily operational procedures
  • Improve landfill safety
  • Outline construction and surveying practices
  • Implement and manage effective monitoring systems
  • Maximize landfill site administration
  • Improve efficiency and control costs

CONTENT: The comprehensive Manager of Landfill Operations course manual is a must-have job reference tool that covers the following essential topics and includes supplemental images, graphs, and real-world examples for effective landfill management.

  • 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

FORMAT: This course is designed as a 100% self-study, online learning experience. This is the earlier version of the onDemand MOLO course. If you would like complimentary access to the updated 2021 version of the course when it becomes available and you purchased your course after October 31, 2021, please email training@swana.org.

MATERIALS: You will receive  access to 11 video recordings, and the MOLO ebook; and other supplemental materials (The hard-copy coursebook is available at an additional charge.)

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: Upon completion of the course, SWANA awards participants 30 continuing education credits to apply toward a current SWANA certification.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No cancellations will be accepted for this on-demand training course.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Ideal for landfill owners, managers, supervisors, and operators; engineers; consultants; and those aspiring to these roles

NEXT STEPS: Register using the links in the ribbon above.