Tag: landfill methane

Landfill gas is a complex mix of different gases created by the action of microorganisms within a landfill. Landfill gas is approximately forty to sixty percent methane, with the remainder being mostly carbon dioxide. Trace amounts of other volatile organic compounds comprise the remainder (<1%). These trace gases include a large array of species, mainly simple hydrocarbons.

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

At the end of the month, the solid waste industry will be gathering in Reno, NV, for SWANApalooza 2017. As there has been in the past, the conference will include the Road to Zero Waste Conference, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Landfill Symposium, and the Landfill Methane Outreach

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility Achieves Financial Close

Wheelabrator Parc Adfer Energy Recovery Facility Achieves Financial Close

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — December 15, 2016 — Wheelabrator Technologies today reached financial close on a new 220,000 tons per year energy recovery facility, with construction to commence in January 2017 on the Deeside Industrial Park in Flintshire, North Wales.

“To achieve financial close is a significant milestone and I’m extremely proud

LFG Energy Project Development Opportunity in Arizona

LFG Energy Project Development Opportunity in Arizona

The U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is pleased to provide its Partners and other interested parties information about a request for proposals (RFP) from the Salt River Commercial Landfill Company (SRCLC) in Arizona.

RSVP for Pre-Proposal Meeting: August 8, 2016
Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting and Site Visit: August 11, 2016
Deadline for

SWANA News

SWANA News

SWANA Safety Matters
SURGE OF WASTE-RELATED FATALITIES—UNACCEPTABLE
Arecent increase in fatal accidents involving garbage trucks is of great concern and is unacceptable. In March, SWANA’s safety tracking identified ten separate incidents in which someone in the United States has been killed in an accident involving a truck carrying garbage or recyclables.

SWANA has developed

SWANApalooza Recap + SWANA Membership

SWANApalooza Recap + SWANA Membership

I started writing this month’s column on my (delayed!) flight returning from SWANApalooza in Charleston. What a terrific conference! More than 1,200 people attended the event, which brought together several important SWANA events, including the Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium, Landfill Symposium, the Road to Zero Waste Conference and our

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What are landfills?

The “garbage dump” is no more. Today’s modern MSW landfills are also called “Subtitle D” landfills because they are regulated based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D requirements, are well-engineered facilities operating under strict federal and state regulations to ensure protection of human health

Need a Reason to Attend SWANApalooza?

Need a Reason to Attend SWANApalooza?

1. Six Industry Events in One Place, at One Time SWANApalooza features four SWANA events: 20th Annual Landfill Symposium, 39th Annual Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium, the Road to Zero Waste Conference and the Spring Training & Exam Center. It also hosts the U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP)

SWANA Welcomes Mathy Stanislaus As Keynote Speaker for SWANApalooza

SWANA Welcomes Mathy Stanislaus As Keynote Speaker for SWANApalooza

Silver Spring, MD – An ambitious goal to reduce food waste 50 percent by 2030 was announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in September 2015. EPA’s efforts to attain that goal will be discussed by Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator of the Office

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