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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 Sustainable Resource Development
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: esrd.alberta.ca

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 Sustainable Resource Development. 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 Sustainable Resource Development's Certification for solid waste, landfills and compost webpage or contact Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.

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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