Landfill Operation & Management

  • Canadian Compost Facility at the Top of the Heap

    Session: Household Organics: Case Studies in Curbside Collection and Composting: Hamilton, Ontario, is home to an impressive, one-of-a-kind compost facility and biowaste-management program.

     
  • Gas Attack

    In the past five years, three relatively large, active landfills with fully operational corrective-action groundwater extraction systems found that gas—not leachate—was contaminating groundwater.

     
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    Bullets to Spare

     
  • PUBLIC WORKS Special Report: 2007 Forecast

    Budget increases are outpacing cuts five to one this year, 12 percent of public works budgets were cut going into 2007, and one-third are flat compared to 2006. The bottom line: Funding for public intrastructure is up, but not enough to suit most managers' needs. Read our special report on the 2007...

     
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    Landfill construction triggers debate

    Despite protest from residents and town employees, Holly Springs, N.C., will be home to a new landfill, the first in the state since 2004.

     
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    Bringing on new plant

    Ask anyone who's created a new water treatment plant or revamped an existing one, and you'll likely hear about the complexities. What the Earth Tech team has learned about designing in quality for this new operation may help your city succeed.

     
  • Solid waste compaction equipment

    The BC1172RB refuse compactor features a premium wheel/tooth design, with one-piece, chill-cast teeth made of high-strength, wear-resistant material. Powered by a 536-hp, water-cooled engine, the unit has an operating weight of 120,000 pounds. Other characteristics include a sealed-tub design...

     
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    Selecting a conveyor for your waste facility

     
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    From trash to treasure

    David A. Lorenz, executive director at South Suburban Park and Recreation District in the South Denver, Colo., metro area has eyed the closed Arapahoe County- owned landfill in Douglas County as a potential recreation site for years. Developers in Douglas County, the nation's fastest growing county...

     
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    HDPE pipe saves the day at air force base

    The landfill at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) performs its intended function well but—according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency— its performance as a ponding basin for stormwater runoff was less impressive.

     
  • 2005 Trendsetters

    A lot has happened in the past year since we named our first 50 Trendsetters. The transportation bill passed (finally!). The Department of Homeland Security saw a changing of the guard. The standoff in Iraq continued. And 50 more people made a huge impact on the public works industry.

     
  • Landfill-gas-to-energy project wins recognition

    A landfill-gas-to-energy project in Florida has been designated Project of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

     
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    Landfill leachate program garners award

    A North Carolina county's biological treatment of landfill leachate has received a National Association of Counties 2005 Achievement Award.

     
  • Plant provides ‘green’ energy

    DeKalb County, Ga., is developing a new landfill gas generation plant and has approved a 10-year contract to sell energy from the landfill to Georgia Power.

     
 
 
 
 

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