Tag: waste regulation

Waste management laws govern the transport, treatment, storage, and disposal of all manner of waste, including municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, and nuclear waste, among many other types. Waste laws are generally designed to minimize or eliminate the uncontrolled dispersal of waste materials into the environment in a manner that may cause ecological or biological harm, and include laws designed to reduce the generation of waste and promote or mandate waste recycling. Regulatory efforts include identifying and categorizing waste types and mandating transport, treatment, storage, and disposal practices.

The Bioreactive Landfill: An Innovation in Solid Waste Management

Background The predominant MSW disposal option in use today is the sanitary landfill. Landfills must meet the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act , and numerous other federal, state, and local regulations. The intent and guiding principle

Clean Closure and the Small Landfill

At the end of a landfill’s useful life, capping is the traditional approach for closure. This is primarily because modern landfill cover systems are reliable, many contractors are available for installation, and permitting is relatively straightforward. However, the landfill owner incurs significant capital costs for cap installation and indefinite recurring

Updating Your Landfill’s Groundwater Monitoring System

Updating Your Landfill’s Groundwater Monitoring System

Groundwater monitoring at municipal solid waste landfills represents a significant and growing operating cost for owner/operators. Groundwater-monitoring systems should be periodically reviewed to look for opportunities for lowering costs of the monitoring program, without decreasing the effectiveness of the program or compromising environmental protection goals. Small improvements can add up

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