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Re: Pollution Prevention in Landfill Operations



Michelle:

A few ideas.  Everything in landfill efficiency is centered around getting 
maximum compaction of wastes and thereby maximizing the use of permitted 
airspace.  Doing so at least reduces the number of new landfills 
required.  Achieving good compaction requires good equipment, good 
practices, good operators and proper techniques.  A colleague of mine, Phil 
O'Leary (oleary@engr.wisc.edu), teaches courses on landfill design and 
operations and would be a good source of info.

Some other P2 ideas:
reduce treatment of water by proper stormwater control ; i.e., prevent 
runon of rainwater onto site, limit active working area to minimize amount 
of rain that comes into contact with waste

have good method screening waste at scale house (e.g., high-mount cameras, 
geiger counters (no kidding!) ) to identify undesirable wastes before they 
are dumped

have separate receiving area for household hazardous wastes or haz wastes 
from small business; couple these with ed. program to reduce these wastes

design site for eventual beneficial reuse (e.g., park, golf course)

install system to capture methane for beneficial use.

Hope these help,
Wayne


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>From: "Michelle M Reichmuth" <Mmreichm@smtpgate.dphe.state.co.us>
>Subject: Pollution Prevention in Landfill Operations
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>Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:57:50 -0500 (EST)
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>Talk about end-of-the pipe!  I am collecting information on ways that =
>pollution prevention and process optimization have been incorporated into =
>landfill management operations at the landfill.  Do you P2 gurus have any =
>leads on good case studies, factsheets, BMPs, websites etc?
>
>Thank you!
>
>Michelle M. Reichmuth
>Pollution Prevention Program
>Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
>4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, PPP-B2
>Denver, Colorado 80246
>(303) 692-2979
>(303) 782-4969 fax
>michelle.reichmuth@state.co.us
Wayne P. Pferdehirt
Director, MEPP, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/
Co-Director, PNEAC  http://www.pneac.org
Specialist, SHWEC, http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/
tel 608.265.2361
fax 608.262.6250At 03:57 PM 11/16/2000 -0500, Michelle M Reichmuth wrote:

>Talk about end-of-the pipe!  I am collecting information on ways that =
>pollution prevention and process optimization have been incorporated into =
>landfill management operations at the landfill.  Do you P2 gurus have any =
>leads on good case studies, factsheets, BMPs, websites etc?
>
>Thank you!
>
>Michelle M. Reichmuth
>Pollution Prevention Program
>Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
>4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, PPP-B2
>Denver, Colorado 80246
>(303) 692-2979
>(303) 782-4969 fax
>michelle.reichmuth@state.co.us

Wayne P. Pferdehirt
Director, MEPP, http://epdweb.engr.wisc.edu/mepp/
Co-Director, PNEAC  http://www.pneac.org
Specialist, SHWEC, http://www.uwex.edu/shwec/
tel 608.265.2361
fax 608.262.6250