A Compilation of Current Readings: Leachate Recirculation
The principal objective of this study was to simulate leachate quantity and quality, as well
as biogas generation at sanitary landfills under both management scenarios of single-pass leaching
and leachate recirculation practices. This objective was ...
An Assesment of Management Practices of Wood
With the strong support of most of the public, there is no doubt that efforts to separate and
recycle municipal wastes are on the upswing. However, until recently, most of the focus has
been on residential recyclables such as cans, bottles and ...
Ash Recycling & Reuse Survey
In November 1993 and 1996, in an attempt to provide a baseline of national information on ash
management and recycling, SWANA's Waste-to-Energy Technical Division conducted first-ever
and follow-up surveys of waste-to-energy plant owners and ...
Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in the US
This report is the most recent in a series of reports released by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) characterizing municipal solid waste
(MSW) in the United States. The report describes the national waste stream based
on data collected ...
Christmas Tree Recycling Program Guidance
Christmas trees, in addition to being a valuable forest resource and a special gift when they are taken home at Christmas time, can also be transformed into a worthwhile product by a
Christmas tree recycling program.
Christmas trees improve our ...
Climate Action Report
States is assessing options for a domestic program. The results of this analytical effort are
being used to inform the U.S. negotiating positions, and will subsequently be used to
develop compliance strategies to meet any commitments established ...
Comparison of Models for Predicting Landfill Methane Recover
Landfill methane models are tools used to project methane generation over time from a
mass of landfilled waste. These models are used for sizing landfill gas (LFG) collection
systems, evaluations and projections of LFG energy uses, and regulatory ...
Compendium of Solid Waste Management Terms & Definitions
This Compendium of Solid Waste Management Terms and Definitions has been developed by the Solid
Waste Association of North America (SW ANA) under Grant #R816162 from the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, Office of Research and ...
Compilation of LFG Field Practices & Procedures
This document was prepared by the SWANA Landfill Gas Management Division and is based
on its professional assessment of current practices and procedures relating to the control,
recovery, and utilization of landfill gas. The observations and ...
Evaluation of the Collier County, FL Landfill Mining
Today's rapidly developing and changing technologies and industrial products and practices
frequently carry with them the increased generation of materials that, if improperly dealt with, can
threaten both public health and the environment. The U.S. ...
Facing a Political Challenge with a Political Response
One of the most difficult political facts facing local government elected officials is municipal
solid waste management (MSWM). Everyday elected officials through their policy,
administrative and MSWM professional staffs face decisions which are ...
Glass Container Market Recovery Study: A MITE Program
Today's rapidly developing and changing technologies and industrial products and practices frequently
carry with them the increased generation of materials that, if improperly dealt with, can threaten both
public health and the environment. The U.S. ...
Household Needles in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
SWANA and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) conducted a joint research project to determine and address the issue of needlestick injuries at Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in the United States and Canada.
How to Win the Sitting War: Case Studies in MSW
No single effort facing municipal solid waste management (MSWM) is more
formidable than siting a MSWM facility. Regardless of the type of facility that
may be proposed, public and political opposition will be strong, continuous and
relentless. The ...
Landfill Gas Control Recovery & Utilizations (1987)
Gas production in a sanitary landfill results from waste decomposition. Decomposition, in turn, contributes to settlement. Initial decomposition is aerobic, requiring the presence
of oxygen; carbon dioxide, water, and heat are the principal ...
Landfill Gas Control Recovery & Utilizations Vol 2 (1991)
Injecting air in to the ground to stop the migration of landfill gas and
other gases was first used at a Southern California landfill in the spring of
1980 after no other state-of-the-art method worked. Born out of desperation
and guided more by ...
Landfill Gas Generation & Modeling Manual of Practice
In the last 35 years, landfill gas recovety has evolved fi·om a few improvised systems to an automatic technology implemented at well over a thousand landfills across North America. While gas recovery engineering has settled into a set of ...
Landfill Gas Operation & Maintenance Manual of Practice
This manual of practice • intended to be a source of information for both the inexperienced and the experienced landfill gas system operator • highlights practices and procedures for the operation and maintenance of landfill gas collection and ...
Landfill Reclamation: Manual of Practice and Procedure
This document was prepared by the Solid Waste Association of North America's Landfill
Reclamation Task Force and is based on its professional assessment of current practices and
procedures relating to the mining, excavation, recovery, and ...
Leachate Recycle & the Augmentation of Biological
An estimated 170 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) were discarded in the
United States in 1990. Of this amount, approximately 135 million tons (80 %) were
ultimately disposed of in landfills (Franklin Assoc., 1988). Although landfills in ...
Master Construction Specifications for LFG Conveyance System
This is the second version of SWANA’s Construction Specifications for Landfill Gas
Conveyance Systems. The original version was published in October 1994, and is
superseded by this document. The Extraction and Control Subcommittee of ...
Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Techniques & Practices Vol 2
Each year SWANA/GRCDA holds a number of meetings. These meetings consist of technical sessions which address the latest in municipal solid waste management technology and systems.
These meetings include:
* Annual International Solid Waste Exposition ...
North American Waste Conversion Technology Projects
This exclusive SWANA report is a listing of 26 known solid waste conversion technology projects in North America that are either at the pilot, demonstration or construction stage. The report contains information on each project's type of technology, ...
Promoting Mercury Containing Lamp Recycling Programs
Most people are not aware that energy efficient lighting, such as fluorescent lights and compact
fluorescent lamps, contain mercury. Often, the amount of mercury contained in these lights is
enough to warrant that they be handled as a hazardous ...
Solid Waste Enterprise Funds: A Review of Four Case Study
Increasingly, municipal governments are faced with dramatic increases in funding needs
for essential services. One area that has had a substantial impact on local budgets is solid waste
management. The costs of solid waste management have become a ...
Transboundary Restrictions on Solid Waste Flow
The Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power "to regulate
Commerce ... among the several states." At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court has
identified a negative or "dormant" aspect of the Commerce Clause that limits ...