Publish Date: 2004
The SWANA Applied Research Foundation’s Year 3 (FY2004) Disposal Group identified the
issue of the measurement of moisture levels within municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills as one of high importance to the group.
This technical memorandum has been developed by the SWANA Applied Research staff to
provide guidelines, based on currently available data and published information, regarding the
techniques that are currently being used to determine the “in situ” (i.e., in place) levels of moisture in landfilled waste.