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Welcome to the 8 CEU hour online version of sections from the Recycling Facility Operators Certification Course.  This module covers the topics covered by the New Mexico Recycling Coalition and can be used to earn 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your RECERTIFICATION as a certified recycling, compost, transfer station or landfill operator with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED).

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion and instructions on how to submit that to NMED.  Each lesson does have a short quiz at the end to ensure that participants pay full attention.   To get credit, you must pass each quiz with a 70% or better on each quiz.  You will have an opportunity to retake the quiz to get a passing grade.  In the Collections & Process, Marketing & Sales of Recyclables Lessons, slides with blue stars indicate they are relevant to the quiz. Once you receive your certificate, you must email it to Bill Schuler at the New Mexico Environment Department: Solid Waste Bureau at to get the 8 CEUs. If you have any questions, please call Sarah Pierpont at 505-603-0558. or email at

YOU MUST COMPLETE THESE LESSONS IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR.  To get started click on the first lesson!