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LandFill Gas Collection Wellfield

This is a section of an article from waste360.com. The Landfill Gas (LFG) collection wellfield consists of two major integrated components: vertical wells and horizontal trenches for LFG collection; and main LFG header piping and branch piping connections to wells, … Continue reading

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Environmental Concerns of Landfilling Biosolids

Wastewater treatment facilities produce biosolids as a final by-product of the treatment process. The term “biosolids” was crafted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the idea of recycling sewage sludge. Biosolids are really just treated human sewage. … Continue reading

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Evapotranspiration Cover Systems as an Alternative Final Cover for MSW Landfills

Landfills that have reached the end of their useful lives must be capped and taken out of service. The final cover must adhere to the specifications provided in Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).  This section … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Updates to New Landfills and Seeking Public Input for Existing Landfills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing updates to its air standards for new municipal solid waste landfills. These updates would require certain landfills to capture additional landfill gas, which would reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, … Continue reading

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Landfill Recordkeeping

In order to determine whether your operational costs are acceptable, good recordkeeping is essential and required by regulation (401 KAR 48:090). Without good recordkeeping, you cannot determine the volume of waste disposed of or the cost per ton to dispose … Continue reading

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The Importance of Safe Operations at a Landfill

Safe operation of a landfill is only possible with the complete cooperation of all personnel participating in the operation. This cooperation can only be achieved when there is mutual trust and respect between members of management and labor employees. To … Continue reading

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Alternate Daily Covers

The placement of daily cover is one of the most important facets in landfill operations. Federal and state regulations require municipal solid waste landfills to cover their solid waste daily with at least six (6) inches of soil. Many landfill … Continue reading

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