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Waste Facility Operator

Waste facility operators supervise the day-to-day operations of landfills and composting facilities.

Contact

Alberta Environment and Parks
10th Floor, Oxbridge Place
9820 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2J6
Phone number: 780-644-3367
Toll-free phone number (within Alberta): 310-0000
Fax number: 780-422-4192
Website: alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx

Legislation

Under Alberta's Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and Waste Control Regulation, composting facilities and landfills must be supervised by operators who are certified by Alberta Environment and Parks. The approval or registration for each facility specifies operator requirements.

What You Need

Landfill and composting facility operators must be at least 18 years of age and have one year of directly related experience. For detailed, official information, see Alberta Environment and Parks' Landfill and composting facility operator certification webpage or contact Alberta Environment and Parks.

Working in Alberta

Waste facility operators who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if certified operators in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

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