Alternative daily covers that are applied at the end of the day but not retrieved the following day become a permanent part of the waste heap, similar to soil
Reusable Alternative Daily Covers
Alternative daily covers that are effective, and easy to apply are an attractive option for landfill managers.
The Evolution of Daily Covers, or What is a Daily Cover?
In the 1930s and 40s, compaction and use of a daily cover were the primary features that differentiated a sanitary landfill from a dump
How are Sanitary Landfills Designed?
Any newly proposed landfill will have to go through several years of planning and design
What is the Typical Lifecycle of a Sanitary Landfill?
A modern sanitary landfill is divided into cells at the design stage
How is a Modern Landfill Designed?
At the most basic level, sanitary landfills are constructed in layers to collect and contain waste and its byproducts as it decomposes
The Evolution of Sanitary Landfills
Prior to the mid 1970s, dumps were typically deep holes where trash was simply tipped in until it could hold no more.