2014 NM Recycling
and Composting Facility Operator Certification Courses
The NMRC and the New Mexico State Environment Department: Solid
Waste Bureau will host two recycling courses and two composting
courses in 2014. Our maximum class size is 35 students so please remember to register as early as possible to
be assured a seat in the course.
National Certification Program - NEW***
NMRC is the first state in the country to provide certification as a Sustainable Resource Manager with other states (including New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania and Illinois) working hard to get their programs certified. Working with the National Recycling Coalition to provide the certification which is in line with a newly developed program, accredited through Penn State University (Altoona). The national certification requires 30 classroom hours of training in addition to final examinations. The three day Recycling Certification Courses provide 24 hours of classroom training. In addition to these hours, the April 29 or Sept 22 trainings can be utilized to secure the required 6 additional CEUs.
The National Certification will enable professionals to receive recognition and a certificate for this training in any state and may be added to your professional resume. The standards are consistent throughout the United States, so what you learn here is what other professionals are learning in other states.
Thank you for a great 2014 training year. Stay tuned for 2015 dates. There will be two recycling courses and two compost courses. Dates and location TBA. Registration fees are $199 for NMRC Members and $299 for Non-members. To download a 2014 certification course registration flyer, click here.
NMRC is hosting two, day-long Expanded Trainings, both offering 6 CEU credits. The Professional Trainings will provide CEU credits that will be available to meet your state NMED re-certification credits to maintain your registration as a Certified Recycling Facility operator. The trainings include two Recycling Professionals training on April 29 and Sept. 22
April 29, 2014 Recycling Professionals Training Albuquerque • 9:00-5:00
NMSU Campus—4501 Indian School
MEGA Classroom Click here to register.Sign up for both the May Recycling Facility Operators Course
and the April 29th Training at the same time and receive a $25 discount.
September 22, 2014 Recycling Professionals Training Albuquerque • 9:00-5:00
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW Click here to register.
Spring Erosion Control Training April 2 - Get Help with Your Erosion Control Problem!
The NM Organics Recycling Organization and the NM Recycling Coalition are pleased to host an in-depth erosion control training on April 2nd at a beautiful conservation area in Belen. The format for this training will allow registrants to submit their local erosion control issue to be answered as part of the class training. The afternoon will be spent in the field looking at erosion control application techniques.
For all certification course schedules, check out the NM Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau.
Payment arrangements must be made before attending the course either by actual payment or by PO number. If a municipality or business has an outstanding due payment, they cannot send any registrants to courses until that past due invoice has been paid. There will be a $25 cancellation fee is you do not notify us before the late registration date.
For additional information and applications for certification contact Connie Pasteris, New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Solid Waste Bureau, Outreach and Technical Assistance Program, at (505) 476-3561 or by e-mail at: email@example.com.
Certification: To obtain NMED Solid Waste Facility Operator Certification, applicants must complete a course, score at least 70% on the certification exam offered at the end of each course, and have at least one year of experience operating the type of facility for which certification is sought.
State Solid Waste Rules require that public and private solid waste facilities have certified operators. These courses enable operators to become certified! Call Connie Pasteris at (505) 476-3561 or firstname.lastname@example.org to check on your certification status.