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The Problem of Leachate and Storm Water at the Modern Landfill

Water, in general, is a tricky thing to handle at a waste facility. Most municipal waste facilities known as landfills accept only dry waste products, but there’s still quite a bit of water in most “dry” waste streams.

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Secondary Containment and Leak Detection for Landfill Cells

Secondary containment is a major challenge for every outdoor waste storage project, but it’s particularly hard for landfill operators. 

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Soil Caps vs Geomembrane Caps for Landfill Cells

It’s often a misconception that landfill cell designers choose between soil or impermeable covers when creating a cap for a closed unit. 

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Designing Multi-Layered Liner Systems for Landfills

Lining a landfill is quite possible, but it is a bigger challenge than some operators first assume. 

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Open Dumps vs Sealed and Capped Landfill Cells

For centuries, solid waste disposal was informal and largely consisted of burning and burying trash in small amounts near a home or business. 

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Why Methane Makes Landfill Capping So Tricky

The lined and capped design of a modern landfill cell may make it seem like the perfect way to contain solid waste, regardless of its composition or age. 

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Why Landfills Liners and Caps Go Hand in Hand

Landfill cell design requires more than just correct volume calculations and properly sloped berms. 

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The Basics of Landfill Cell Design

Almost all new landfills designed for solid waste in the U.S. follow the cell design. 

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