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Transfer Station Operator Certification

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Barker Lemar is offering a one-day training for new and existing transfer station operators and managers at the Sac County Transfer Station Office. Register online.


This one day course helps new and existing transfer station operators and/or managers understand the regulatory requirements involved in operating a transfer station in Iowa and the impact these rules have on specific job duties. The training will help operators improve operational safety, efficiencies, customer service, and enhance their knowledge of state and federal regulations. 

This training program is certified by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and students completing the course and successfully passing an OPTIONAL written examination (proctored immediately after the training) will receive an Iowa Transfer Station Operator certificate. Facilities permitted for more than 20,000 tons per year are required to have a certified operator on duty during operational hours. Students may complete the class without taking the examination.
This training program provides new and existing transfer station operators with the following: 
  1. An overview of the transfer station’s role in an integrated solid waste management system;
  2. An overview of the rules and regulations that impact transfer station operations;
  3. Examines transfer station operations and specific operation plans;
  4. Reviews Emergency Response and Remedial Action Plans; and
  5. Reviews waste screening techniques including identification of universal symbols and markings and other symbols of unacceptable materials.


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