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A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, rubbish dump or dumping ground and historically as a midden) is a site for the disposal of waste materials by burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common method of organized waste disposal and remain so in many places around the world.

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Managing Daily Cover and Drainage at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations.

Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges to the integrity of

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work onsite to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules as defined

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Structural Integrity That Lasts

Capping and closing a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill can be a civil engineering challenge. The goal is to eliminate any need for further erosion control work on the site to ensure that the landfill keeps its structural integrity. True, landfill owners are required to adhere to EPA’s post-closure rules

Robeson County, NC, Request for Proposals for LFG Energy Project

The U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is pleased to provide its Partners and other interested parties information about a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by Robeson County for a landfill gas (LFG) energy project at the Robeson County Landfill in St. Pauls, North Carolina. Pre-Submittal Questions Due: April

Holding Strong at Every Level

Holding Strong at Every Level

In rural Beaufort County, NC, a new bridge was being built over the Norfolk Southern Railway to replace an aging structure. “The project consisted of raising the elevation and widening the bridge,” explains Staci Smith, regional engineer for ACF Environmental. “This led to the need to steepen the adjacent slopes

Reaching Great With Leachate

Most garbage contains moisture; few people wring the last drops of milk from the carton, and moldy, forgotten leftovers are tossed, containers and all. Many trash components manage to decompose to a certain extent, and that can cause moisture, which becomes leachate. In addition, except for in the most arid

More Than Dozers With Wheels

More Than Dozers With Wheels

A key component in operating a profitable landfill is the compactor, a machine that has not only added brute force but also a great deal of intelligent design and technological sophistication in recent years. As you might expect, environmental constraints have driven the need for landfill operators to optimize the

When It Comes to Controlling Litter, Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

For most landfills, litter control is an ongoing process. For the job, litter fences are the most effective and usually the most economical means. However, many landfills skimp when it comes to installing fences.Litter fences come in various types, depending upon their location and purpose. Here’s a rundown on what

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