Tag: waste landfills

Municipal solid waste (MSW) – more commonly known as trash or garbage – consists of everyday items people use and then throw away, such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps and papers. In 2010, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash.

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. In a May 5th letter, EPA notified industry petitioners that the agency was granting their reconsideration request. This stay will

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills. In a May 5th letter, EPA notified industry petitioners that the agency was granting their reconsideration request. This stay will

Final US GHG Inventory for 1990–2015 Available

Final US GHG Inventory for 1990–2015 Available

The US EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is providing information to its stakeholders about EPA’s Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (Inventory). The Inventory is an annual report that tracks US greenhouse gas emissions and sinks by source category and economic sector, going back to 1990. Municipal

Stopping Dust

Stopping Dust

Years ago, dust was an accepted result of construction, of driving on unpaved roads, and of some industrial activities. In 1970, the Clean Air Act changed that. Three types of particulate matter (less than 10 microns, less than 2½ microns, and lead) were classified as health hazards. State and local

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

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

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