Landfill Operation & Management

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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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