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The Importance of Landfill Operator Training – As Featured in Waste Advantage Magazine

LaBella’s Director of Waste & Recycling Jenny Johnson has a featured article in June’s Waste Advantage Magazine. “The Shortage of Landfill Operators: Why Training to Certify is the Answer” is an in depth look at the myriad benefits certification offers to landfill owners, the environment, and the operators themselves.

The full article is available here (no subscription required).

About the Author
Jenny Johnson
Vice President, Director of Waste & Recycling

Since 1998, Jenny has provided solid waste consulting services to facilities in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, New York, and Maryland. As Director of Waste & Recycling for LaBella, Jenny oversees all fiscal and technical aspects of the division’s projects, clients, and personnel. She is responsible for client and regulator relations as well as ensuring internal resources are allocated appropriately. Her experience includes landfill permitting and compliance, negotiations with regulators, groundwater remediation, odor management, landfill gas collection and control systems, and stormwater management.

Jenny has served on several Regulatory Advisory Panels for amendments to Solid Waste Management Regulations and Stormwater Regulations. She has also testified at the General Assembly on legislative bills concerning solid waste. Additionally, Jenny has provided regulatory training to stakeholders concerning changes to both the Solid Waste Management Regulations and Stormwater Regulations. She has presented at WasteExpo, SWANA AL and VA Chapter conferences, and the Environment Virginia Symposium. Since 2022, Jenny has sat on the Virginia Waste Management Board.