2013 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 2013. 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 working with the Recycling Organizations of North America in cooperation with the National Recycling Coalition to provide a National Sustainable Resource Management Professionals Certification that will be in line with a newly developed program, accredited through Penn State University Altoona (pending final approval from certifying entities). The national certification requires 30 classroom hours of training in addition to final examinations.
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.
Expanded Six Hour Trainings Added - NEW** Also new this year, NMRC is offering two Expanded Trainings, both offering 6 CEU credits. The Expanded Training CEU credits will be available to meet your state NMED
re-certification and the June 5th training provided 6 CEUs towards the National Certification noted above. NMRC plans to continue to offer more one day trainings in an effort to offer more choices for New Mexico recycling professionals to maintain their state certification, while receiving more in-depth professional development on a wide range of subjects in their field. This year, NMRC offered a Recycling Professionals training on June 5th that linked into the NMRC Annual Meeting and in the Fall, we will offer an in-depth Education and Outreach training on October 3rd.
The 2013 Compost Courses were held April 16-18 in Ruidoso and October
8-10 in Albuquerque. We hope you enjoyed the courses!
Expanded One Day Trainings for 2013
NMRC Annual Meeting and Recycling Professionals Training
Attendees were offered 6 CEU credits for NMED and National Certification (click here for CEU credit form) at the June 5th training that took place in Albuquerque at the UNM Science & Technology Park Rotunda.
Individuals that have taken a Recycling Certification Course & received certification in the past 3 years can use those CEUs towards the required 30 CEUs for National Certification.
We hope you enjoyed the training. You can see the agenda of the day by clicking here.
Recycling Education and Outreach In-Depth Training - October 3rd
We offered 6 CEU credits for NMED re-certification on October 3, 9 AM - 4 PM. Albuquerque. Building a strong education and outreach campaign to complement your recycling program is essential to gaining more material and gaining increased public participation. This 6-hour training covered effective outreach tactics to truly engage a wide range of audiences. Participants learned about tried and true outreach tactics and brought their community or entity needs to develop the first drafts of their own outreach plan. Registration fee was $75 for NMRC members and $100 for non-members.
Thank you to everyone that attending for helping to make this a great training!
Scholarships for Trainings
Thanks to funding from Keep America Beautiful/Lowe's NMRC was able to offer nearly 40 scholarships to attendees at the Oct 3 and June 5 trainings representing NM Clean and Beautiful (NMCB) affiliates and rural and urban communities!!!
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 can not 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
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.
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.