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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Landfills and Heavy Equipment Operators

Have you ever thought about where your trash goes after you toss it in the dumpster or roll your cans down to the curb? Out of sight, out of mind, right? When your trash is picked up, it’s only the beginning of the waste management process. There’s a lot that goes on at landfills that you may not know about, and heavy equipment operators play a big role. To help fill that void with information, and not trash, here are five tidbits you probably didn’t know about landfills and the heavy equipment operators that help manage them:

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Heavy Equipment Colleges of America (HEC) is a private education and training school specializing in training entry-level heavy equipment and crane operators. Founded in 2006, HEC is proud to offer a wide range of training programs focused around equipment such as wheel loader, backhoe, bulldozer, excavator, mobile crane and lattice boom crawler crane. Our locations that offer Certificate in Heavy Equipment – Mobile Crane are approved testing sites by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

With seven locations across the country, our facilities provide an education to many students interested in learning more about skilled trades conveniently, close to home. HEC’s seven locations:

North Carolina
California – San Bernardino
California – Ft. Irwin (Location is on a military base and is VETERAN ONLY – Career Skills Program (CSP)

Washington (Location is Veteran Only – DOD Skillbridge/Career Skills Program (CSP) and VA Education Benefits)

Each of our locations is devoted to carefully training students in heavy equipment and crane operation, and aims to give them the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. This has been a goal since the very beginning.


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