landfill closures Articles

  • Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

    Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

    In Kentucky, a county board votes to shut down a landfill that had long been the source of odor complaints from nearby residents. In Hawaii, residents push a city council to expedite a delayed landfill closure. Outside Beirut, Lebanon, protesters try to block trucks entering a landfill they say should have been closed a week earlier. These events, while certainly newsworthy, obscure the fact that ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Landfill Closure - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Application summary: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources required an emissions control measure during the closure of an Ann Arbor Solid Waste Landfill cell. The odors that were emanating from the landfill during ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Designing A Better Alternative for Post-Closure Care

    After a landfill has reached the end of its service phase, federal law requires owners to install a final soil cover and maintain it over the next 30 years. This is the traditional strategy that most landfill owners employ and represents a significant cost of business. When all the layers are tallied together, the capping and post-closure period can cost up to $400,000 for a small, 100-acre ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Seropédica landfill

    The Seropédica landfill is located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Since the closure of the 130-hectare big Gramacho landfill, Seropédica now receives over 6,000 tons of waste per day. Seropédica is the most modern solid waste treatment center in Brazil and Hofstetter has been awarded the biogas treatment process, as well as the set up of a flaring system at the landfill. ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Integrated Site Closure Achieves Business and Regulatory Goals

    A new concept for cleanup of contaminated properties and hazardous waste sites applicable under federal and state regulatory programs is helping clients achieve both business and regulatory goals at their sites. The concept, called 'Integrated Site Closure', is the seamless integration and delivery of services necessary to reach regulatory closure of contaminated properties. Regulatory closure ...


    By AECOM

  • EU Directive on the Landfill of Waste

    The Commission has adopted a new Proposal on the Landfill of Waste. The objective of this Proposal is to reduce the impact of waste disposal on the environment. Disposal of waste is the option of last resort in the hierarchy of waste management principles as stated by the Commission in its Waste Strategy Review of July 1996. In the Review the Commission gives clear preference to minimization and ...


  • Landfill Liners Vary by Application

    It was in 1991 that the Environmental Protection Agency promulgated its Criteria for Municipal Waste Landfills that set location restrictions, design and operating standards, groundwater monitoring requirements, corrective actions, closure requirements, and more for landfills. It was these rules that mandated that landfills be lined on the sides and bottom before waste is deposited and capped on ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Cutting landfill costs - not capabilities

    The garbage business is generally a good indicator of the economy’s strength. And while the bad news is that waste tonnage is down at most landfills, the good news is that there is a bottom. Most of the drop is due to a slumping construction industry, compounded by less consumer buying. But the garbage business—like taxes and death—is relatively constant. Some landfills are ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Solar energy landfill caps

    Things weren’t going well at the Erewhon Landfill. It was time to close the facility, and there was no soil left onsite for construction of the cap. Erewhon was a County facility, and the money available for 30 years of post-closure gas monitoring, groundwater sampling and reporting, erosion repairs and maintenance of a grass cover was sorely needed elsewhere. The landfill manager recalled ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • RCRA Closure of Materials Disposal Area P, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Material Disposal Area P (MDA-P) is undergoing clean closure under the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as regulated by the New Mexico Environmental Department. The MDA is located on the north-facing slope of Canyon de Valle, an ephemeral drainage in Technical Area 16 of the Laboratory. It was operated from 1950 to 1984 and received materials from the burning of high explosives ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Landfill Leachate Sources and Treatment Options

    What is leachate? In a lab, it is any liquid that extracts solids as it passes through matter. In a landfill, it is the water that enters the facility in a number of ways, passes through waste material on contact, contains a wide range of constituents, and must be addressed with a proper operations plan. Leachate treatment options and mitigation are one of the greatest costs for landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Landfill Capping Systems: An Introduction to Options

    Geomembranes, predominately linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), have been used for landfill caps for decades. Waste Management World has noted how,” Generally they have performed extremely well but, not unexpectedly, there have been a few exceptions that have guided us in developing even better systems.” Currently, there are four commonly used options for landfill caps, each with ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Completion reporting for a closed landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Landfill completion reporting for a closed site, including desk study and risk assessment Issues: Landfill completion criteria, potential risk to groundwater, environment or human health. Summary: ESI undertook a desk study and risk ...

  • Biological desulphurization of Landfill biogas - Case Study

    Summary Biorem's biogas desulphurization product is providing very high removal efficiencies at a landfill site in Quebec. Despite the highly variable concentrations and low winter temperatures, the system has achieved an average removal efficiency of 97%, and has maintained outlet hydrogen sulphide concentration below target consistently. As a result, the customer has realized a significant ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Landfill Crisis: Rethinking Issues of Waste Management in South Africa

    As a result of the closure of many landfills in South Africa and the difficulty of locating new sites, there is now a need to rethink the issue of waste management. The National Waste Management Strategy (initiated in 1997) of South Africa advocates the implementation of integrated waste management strategies in order to meet socio-economic and environmental requirements. This paper reports on an ...


    By Ecosystems Ltd.

  • Use of Land over Closed Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

     §330.951. Definitions. Unless otherwise noted, all terms contained in this section are defined by their plain meaning. This section contains definitions that are applicable only to this subchapter and which supersede definitions in §330.2 of this title (relating to Definitions) where those terms appear in this subchapter. As used in this subchapter, words in the singular include the plural ...


  • New York landfill value-engineered to meet difficult interface friction requirements & save money

    PROJECT: Fresh Kills Landfill Closure LOCATION: Staten Island, New York PRODUCTS: TEXDRAINTM 300 DS6 GEOTEX 651 BACKGROUND: Fresh Kills landfill is one of the largest landfills in the world, comprising a total of 2,200 acres. The site was closed in 2001, and area 6/7 was bid in 2006. ...


    By CETCO

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