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Landfill capping is a containment technology that forms a barrier between the contaminated media and the surface, thereby shielding humans and the environment from the harmful effects of its contents and perhaps limiting the migration of the contents.

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself; while it’s growing, it eats all day; at night when resting, it must be protected from the elements; and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the neighbors

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

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

Landfill Closure Erosion Control

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

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

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

Protecting Storm Drain Inlets

There’s an old advertising saying: “You never see a piano ad unless you’re in the market to buy a piano.” And this might also be true of stormwater inlets. The ubiquitous receptacles are such a routine feature of streets and parking lots that they’re virtually invisible. But, if you are

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself, while it’s growing it eats all day, at night when resting it must be protected from the elements, and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

Transforming Landfills Into Resources

A landfill can be like a baby: It is helpless to care for itself, while it’s growing it eats all day, at night when resting it must be protected from the elements, and it belches constantly. If you’re lucky, it won’t stir up much fuss. If you’re not lucky, the

Bridging the Cap: Landfills Providing Critical Pollinator Habitat

Bridging the Cap: Landfills Providing Critical Pollinator Habitat

Scientists tell us that bees and other pollinators, which are all important to our food supply and ecosystem health, are dying in alarming numbers. Commercial beekeepers estimate that upward of 40% of their hives were wiped out by “colony collapse disorder” in 2013. This decline of pollinators means potential disaster

Natural Solutions: Prescribed Fire at the Landfill

Natural Solutions: Prescribed Fire at the Landfill

Today, more and more landfill properties are being vegetated with native species, grasses in particular. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even promotes the use of native grasses at landfills. This makes sense because native grasses provide long-term cost savings, enhance habitat value, and are more sustainable than the traditional

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