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Training Courses Currently Being Offered

Manager of Landfill Operations and Managing Compost Programs

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) course was developed to give solid waste professionals exposure to the regulatory and operational challenges encountered in solid waste disposal. Students attend 3 days of intensive instruction. Participants who complete the course may then take a 3-hour comprehensive exam offered online by SWANA to become certified then must participate in professional development to maintain the certification. 

Managing Composting Programs addresses concepts critical to successfully managing composting programs, including the rationale for composting, planning and site development, economics, and operations. Managing Composting Programs discusses best practices, emerging technologies, and management issues characteristic of municipal composting programs. The course consists of class lectures, discussions, activities, and may include an optional facility tour.

Download brochures and register for MOLO and Managing Compost Programs course being by Sierra Chapter. 

Course Location and Hotel Reservation Information
April 9 – 11, 2024

Double Tree

2233 Ventura Street

Fresno, CA 93721


SWANA Group Rates: $179++/night for Double or King. For reservations please call (559) 268-1000 and identify yourself as being part of the SWANA – MOLO Sierra Chapter Training. Hotel rooms available April 8-11 and reservations must be received by: March 25, 2024. To ensure that your room is reserved, you must reserve your room with a credit card guarantee. Check-in time is 3:30 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Please don’t be a NO SHOW. If you cannot make the course, you should cancel any hotel room reservation by calling the hotel directly AND by emailing SWANA Sierra Chapter at:

Reservations made after the cut-off date will be subject to rate change and space availability.

For more information contact:

SWANA Sierra Chapter

P.O. Box 208, Fresno CA, 93708


SWANA offers multiple professional certifications in several areas of solid waste management. More information is available on the SWANA website here.

Many chapters offer these certification courses and other training for continuing education. Check out the Event Page and our calendar for more details and registration information on scheduled courses. Also check the websites for the Southern California Founding Chapter of SWANA and/or the Northern California Gold Rush Chapter for certification courses offered in those areas.


 We are the Central California Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America. Our members serve communities stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada Mountains by providing everyday solutions to solid waste issues through effective resource management.

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