Landfill Containment 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.

  • Why You Want Articulated Concrete for Landfill Protection

    A good landfill is one that no one notices. It does not produce odors, contribute to erosion or divert storm water to undesirable locations. The municipality or private entity in charge of it has to make great efforts to keep it that way. One way to do that is by installing articulated concrete. This system of concrete blocks and wires offers landfill protection that is unlike previous options. ...

  • SSI Shredding Systems: A Global Leader

    SSI recently won the “Mayor’s Global Leader” award during World Trade Week hosted by the Oregon Consular Corps. The annual event recognizes companies that make significant contributions to Oregon’s economy through involvement in international trade. The “Global Leader” award recognizes SSI’s growing international business, effective approach to ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • Q&A: OMI’s Dr. Laura Haupert Discusses Eco-Friendly Odor Solutions for Landfills

    The waste management arena is continually challenged when it comes to fighting odors, which often become a major nuance for neighbors. Landfills all throughout the U.S. also have to contend with finding the right odor-abatement solutions that are both effective, and safe for employees and surrounding communities. In the following “Clearing the Air” Q&A, we speak with Dr. Laura ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Landfill leachate treatment

    Landfills are categorized by regulations in three types: industrial, municipal, and hazardous. Individual landfills may be further differentiated by the types of waste which they accept. All landfills are required to be capped, usually occurring at the end of each day. The cap is typically 6-8” of soil. The cap reduces odor and loss due to wind. At the closing of the landfill, a permanent ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Case study - QED pumps are the pumps of choice at North America’s largest landfill

    The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received.  Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.  It has received approximately 118 million tons of solid waste as of April 2008, ...


    By Geotech

  • Using a track-type tractor (bulldozer) as a compactor

    Track-type tractor (=Bulldozer) is very popular machine in the landfill. TTT usually prepares the site by spreading the first waste layer because bottom layers of a new site can be damaged when real landfill compactor is used. During the normal landfill operation TTT is usually used for building access and haul roads and spreading cover soil. It can be also used as a feeding machine for landfill ...


    By Tana Oy

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Performance Comparison of RO and NF Systems

    The nanofiltration train (NF-A) and reverse osmosis train (RO-A) at Port Hueneme Brackish Reclamation Demonstration Facility in Southern California have both suffered from biofouling since startup in November 1998 until the plant implemented a raw water chloramination scheme in June 2000 (around 13,500 hours of operation). Moreover, the nanofiltration membrane elements also suffered from a ...


    By MASAR Technologies, 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.

  • Glenmore Landfill’s life expectancy increased for 12-15 years in Canada

    To view Video Click Here Ineffective compaction along with extensive use of cover soil are lowering the life expectencies of landfills. Aiming for better compaction is the easiest way to add more operation years for continuing revenues. For increasing the compaction efficiency, the city ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Bio-Stabilization of MSW in Argentina - Case Study

    Largest Landfill in South America uses the Covered Aerated Static Pile (CASP) composting system to Bio-Stabilize 400 tons/day of Mix Solid Waste (MSW) derived from the landfill sparation facility. 2500 tons of un-separated MSW arrives daily from the City of Buenos Aries and the surronding area (population 12 million). Roughly 65 percent of the incoming waste is organic and can be diverted from ...

  • Glenmore Landfill’s life expectancy increased for 12-15 years in Canada

    Ineffective compaction along with extensive use of cover soil are lowering the life expectencies of landfills. Aiming for better compaction is the easiest way to add more operation years for continuing revenues. For increasing the compaction efficiency, the city of Kelowna in Canada purchased a TANA E520 landfill compactor to Glenmore Landfill.  According to Ken Muller, the Solid Waste ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Piedroba Dewaters Slurry, Returns Clean Water to Holmes Beach Canals

    This project was a successful application of a total cleaning system (TCS), where the particular type of solids of the sediments permitted the dredger to avoid the costly construction of a dredged material maintenance area (DMMA), or the transportation and tipping fees for a municipal landfill. The surface waters were cleaned in tandem, and contributed to a higher quality benthic environment in ...

  • Blending of would-be landfill turns out greener cement-based products

    The vision of a greener future for the construction industry motivates Andrew Dennis, an architect here who founded a company dedicated to producing environmentally friendly cement-based products. Instead of the heavy aggregates found in standard concrete, the materials made by GigaCrete Inc. include non silica based sands and byproducts of coal combustion, fly-ash and bottom-ash and recycled ...

  • Capping of black devon landfill, Alloa, Scotland case study

    The area of contention was Black Devon, a pre legislative landfill of the old „dig and dump“ variety on the banks of the river Forth, outside of Alloa, Scotland. Alloa is situated at the foot of the stunning Ochill Hills in the county of Clackmannanshire and is close to the port of Grangemouth. The landfill had been accepting wastes over many years from neighbouring industries ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Ontario Landfill Site - Case Study

    A Texas based company with waste management sites around North America have installed electrical generation plants at various locations that use methane collected from the waste. The daily operation of these sites include the management of the leachate, a liquid waste by-product of decomposition, and the collection of gas for electricity production. This is typically carried out at multiple wells ...


    By Wireless Options Inc.

  • Introducing LSPECS – Web-Based Integrated Field Program Management

    LSPECS is web-based software designed to simplify management of environmental field sampling programs. LSPECS represents a step-change in field sampling program communication and administration at all stages: Design & schedule sampling plans individually, or as part of a wider program Create a program team with variable permissions to ...

  • Composting vs. Recycling – Drawing a Line to Differentiate Between the Two Waste

    Being a citizen of the modern day ‘Zero Waste’ community, a person needs to learn where to draw a line of differentiation between the items that need to be recycled and the ones that should be composted, or the unfortunate ones that must find their place in normal trash. Recycling and composting are the two environmental friendly methods for handling solid municipal waste. Using ...

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