Tag: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.

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

Waste Exclusion Rule Amended

Waste Exclusion Rule Amended

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a rule amendment on February 8 permitting certain construction and demolition wood, paper recycling residuals, and creosote-treated railroad ties to be burnt as fuel and not waste in boilers or solid waste incinerators. This will allow those materials to be covered under less

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

EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its annual enforcement and compliance results highlighted by large cases that reduce pollution, level the playing field for responsible companies, and protect public health in communities across the country. In fiscal year 2015, EPA secured record-setting hazardous waste, Clean Air

Bottom Lines

Bottom Lines

Controversy swirls around the recent contract between the city of Indianapolis, IN, and Covanta to allow the building of a $45 million materials recovery facility to sort recyclables from municipal solid waste. Commonly referred to as “dirty MRFs,” these facilities enable residents to throw trash and recyclables into one curbside

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