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Why Rain Covers Can’t Replace the Need for Landfill Liners

All landfills need impermeable cover materials eventually when they shut down. 

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Tips on Choosing a High Quality Landfill Cover

There’s more to shopping for a landfill cover than just material selection. 

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What Materials Work Best for Landfill Rain Covers?

It’s not enough to avoid general purpose tarps and stick to geomembranes to find the right landfill cover. 

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Why is Storm Water Containment So Challenging at a Landfill?

A lot of attention is paid to leachate control and management at a landfill, and for good reason. Each cell can produce thousands to millions of gallons of wastewater. 

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Repurposed Tarps vs Geomembrane Rain Covers

The term, tarp, is commonly used casually in the landfill management business to refer to rain covers used for temporary and daily cover. 

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Temporary Rain Covers vs Permanent Closure Covers

Landfills must be capped and closed when they’ve reached capacity and can no longer accept more waste. 

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How Landfill Cell Design Limits Leachate

Despite the risks of leachate, it’s an unavoidable part of any landfill. Storing any kind of waste will result in leachate creation, even if there’s no organic waste mixed in to release water as it decomposes. 

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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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