Tag: disposal of waste

Proper disposition of a discarded or discharged material in accordance with local environmental guidelines or laws.

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Management of Solid Waste From Tourism

Small island developing states (SIDS), especially those that are tourist destinations, face numerous issues associated with the relatively limited land that may be spread over a number of islands. From a solid waste perspective management, siting facilities such as landfills can be problematic. One SIDS country, the Republic of Maldives

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

As authors Daryl R. O’Dell and Matthew Beebe describe in Part 3 of this concluding series, odor-causing compounds in high concentrations-whether insufficiently controlled through landfill design or standard operations procedures-might require modifications to existing landfill design elements; installation of gas treatment systems, as well as changes to standard operating procedures

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

Landfill Design and Operational Changes Curtail Odor Sources

As authors Daryl R. O’Dell and Matthew Beebe describe in Part 3 of this concluding series, odor-causing compounds in high concentrations—whether insufficiently controlled through landfill design or standard operations procedures—might require modifications to existing landfill design elements, installation of gas treatment systems, and changes to standard operating procedures in order to

And Then There Was Odor

And Then There Was Odor

Dealing with odor at solid waste facilities is a fact of life. Many regulations and standard operating procedures have been written focusing on avoiding landfill odor. Even with these precautionary measures, we still hear news reports of community outrage when landfill odor is not managed properly. Questions are raised about

H2O, Redux

H2O, Redux

Water is a scarce commodity that must be conserved and managed. Due to population growth and environmental causes, this once-abundant natural resource is in increasingly short supply. Utility companies are raising water rates as they grapple with escalating treatment costs, replacement of aging infrastructure, accelerating power prices, regulatory mandates, and

Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces

The most recent figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which has collected and reported data on the generation and disposal of waste in the United States for more than 30 years, indicate that Americans generated 243 million tons of trash in 2009. Municipal waste, which includes household, commercial,

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