Tag: landfill cover

Daily cover or a landfill cover is the name given to the layer of compressed soil or earth which is laid on top of a day’s deposition of waste on an operational landfill site. The cover helps prevent the interaction between the waste and the air, reducing odors and enabling a firm base upon which vehicles may operate.

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

Are Thoughts of Landfill Post-Closure Care Keeping You Up at Night?

Are Thoughts of Landfill Post-Closure Care Keeping You Up at Night?

If you’re a landfill operator or owner facing the daunting task of caring for a cover system well beyond the routine post-closure operating events, you’ve probably heard from others that traditional soil covers can be just one drought or heavy storm away from failure. Perpetual care is essential…but it’s costly.

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Controlling Erosion at Landfill Sites

Controlling Erosion at Landfill Sites

About Landfill Caps
EPA maintains strict guidelines with which municipal solid waste landfills must ­comply once a landfill has reached its maximum ­capacity, setting in motion its closure.

One of the requirements is that landfill ­owners must continue to monitor and maintain the landfill, typically for 30 years, to ensure that waste

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA members let their voices be heard during SWANA’s 2015 elections from June 15 to July 15, 2015.

SWANA members voted on:

Election of International Board Officers
Bylaw Amendments
Election of Private Sector Directors

SWANA members voted to pass the Bylaw Amendment, which clarifies the membership status of retired members who may be seeking an Officer position. SWANA

Leachate Management and Cover Options

Leachate Management and Cover Options

Leachate management is an increasingly important problem in landfill operations. Greater understanding of leachate-related risks to wastewater treatment has led to rising concerns, in turn spawning a growing emphasis on leachate reduction. This has forced landfill operators to build new skills and install expensive equipment to collect and deal with

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