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Manager of Landfill Operation (MOLO)
January 9 – 11, 2023
Embassy Suites
1325 E. Dyer Rd., Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714 241-3800

Featuring SWANA's all-new Manager of Landfill Operations course (MOLO US Edition)— newly developed in 2021 — SWANA brings its top-notch training to SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SWANA.

Use SWANA education and training to help you tackle the challenges you face daily, keep your facilities, equipment and operations running smoothly, comply with regulations, and incorporate best practices and new technologies that help you look and work smarter!

The new MOLO course features 13 all-new modules based on a new MOLO Body of Knowledge, the compendium of the skills, abilities, and information MOLOs need to be effective in this critical industry role. 

Sign up soon. Class will fill quickly!

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

MOLO Certification

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

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

Exam Cost

Member  $250

Non-Member   $400

The course will be presented as a live, in-person learning event led by a SWANA-certified faculty instructor.

You will receive a copy of the comprehensive Manager of Landfill Operations student manual. This manual is a must-have job reference tool that includes the 13 modules listed above and supplemental images, graphs, and real-world examples for effective landfill management.

Continuing Education Credit
Upon completion of the course, SWANA awards participants 30 continuing education credits to apply toward a current SWANA certification.

Who should attend?
Ideal for landfill owners, managers, supervisors, and operators; engineers; consultants; regulators; and those aspiring to these roles.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellation requests must be received in writing. Send cancellation requests to for review and processing. Cancellation requests received by November 1, 2022, 11:30 pm ET will receive a 100% refund of the registration fee, less a $150 administration fee. After November 1, 2022, you are responsible for the full amount of all items purchased in your registration. SWANA invoices for no-shows.



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