Tag: landfill construction

Agencies such as the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA) Landfill Management Division provide training and technical advice related to the planning, design, construction, closure and post-closure of today’s landfills. The division regularly monitors, reviews and comments on current legislative and regulatory actions that could potentially affect landfill operations and new technology.

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

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

Landfill Economics: Getting Down to Business – Part 2

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the July/August 2005 issue of MSW Management. This series of three articles examines the costs involved in each stage of a generic landfill’s lifetime, shows how to do pro forma statements for profit and loss, and analyzes the tax and financial aspects

How GPS Saves Time and Money in Landfill Construction

How GPS Saves Time and Money in Landfill Construction

Gone are the days when surveyors were forced to jam stakes into the dirt to grade landfills. Today, engineers have the option of using GPS or machine control to finish landfill construction projects in much less time than years past.

“Landfill construction has very tight tolerances. It has the same benefit

Time, Money, and the Frugal Landfill Operator

Time, Money, and the Frugal Landfill Operator

Nobody has to tell a landfill operator how to be industrious. Hard work and long hours come with the job, a job that includes everything from balancing the books to personally operating heavy equipment, to meeting with an often hostile public and even to helping to pick up blow litter

Synthetics Saving Nature

Synthetics Saving Nature

In the past 50 years, there has been a huge push to preserve and protect our natural environment-lakes, rivers, plants, and wildlife. Waterways have been listed as requiring special care and plants and wildlife tagged as endangered. Construction of any kind-building, housing development, roadway, or landfill-around sensitive water bodies or

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