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Americans Recycling Less, Sending Twice as Much Waste to Landfills

Americans don’t recycle as much as the EPA thinks and are sending more than twice as much waste to landfills, according to a study on solid waste disposal rates. Yale University researchers looked at the records for more than 1,200 landfills and published their findings in the journal Nature Climate … Read more »

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Landfill-Free Ford R&E Center Diverts 230K lbs. of Waste Annually

Ford’s Research & Engineering Center is now landfill free, helping the automaker achieve its goal to trim global waste-to-landfill by 40 percent per vehicle produced from 2011 to 2016. The campus now diverts 230,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually. The R&E Center sits on 720 acres in Dearborn, Michigan … Read more »

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Landfill Construction Is More Efficient, Less Expensive with GPS

Landfill construction projects can be finished more quickly and with far less money spent using GPS or machine control. GPS finishing allows engineers to achieve more accurate and precise designs, which translates to money saved on materials and labor. Forester Daily News outlines how to set up a GPS system: … Read more »

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EPA Tightens Landfill Methane Emissions Rules

The EPA has issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste landfills. Under the proposals, new, modified and existing landfills would begin collecting and controlling landfill gas at emission levels nearly a third lower than current requirements. MSW landfills are the third-largest source of … Read more »

Superfund-Site-Turned-Solar-Farm Wins EPA Award

A former Superfund site in New Jersey remade as a solar power farm has received the first-ever EPA Region 2 Excellence in Site Reuse Award. The award recognizes Brick Township’s reuse of a former landfill site to create a solar panel array with 24,000 solar panels that supplies electricity to … Read more »

Material, Design Key to Landfill Capping

Landfill caps should be designed using appropriate materials and with stability in mind, according to Agru America, manufacturer of MicroSpike Liner. While geomembranes, predominately linear low-density polyethylene, have been used for landfill caps for decades and have generally performed well, there are now four commonly used material options: Geomembrane and … Read more »

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How to Treat Landfill Leachate

While the most effective way to reduce landfill leachate — any liquid that enters the facility and passes through waste material on contact — is to keep it out of the facility with a close-as-you-go approach, Agru America offers a number of treatment options in a blog post. The company … Read more »

MillerCoors Hits Zero-Landfill Target at Milwaukee Campus

MillerCoors Hits Zero-Landfill Target at Milwaukee Campus

MillerCoors announced that its Milwaukee-based brewery and corporate offices are landfill-free. To reach the goal, MillerCoors eliminated 65 tons of waste that was previously sent to the landfill each month. This is the first brewery-office campus within MillerCoors to achieve landfill-free operations. The Milwaukee brewery is the seventh of the … Read more »

Safelite Recycling Saves 23,000 Tons of Waste from Landfill

Safelite AutoGlass, in partnership with Shark Glass Recycling North America, recycled more than 1.3 million windshields in 2014, saving more than 23,000 tons of waste from the landfill. Safelite, the the nation’s largest windshield replacements provider, says it is the only vehicle glass company with a wide-scale windshield recycling program. … Read more »

PSE&G Converts Landfills, Brownfields to Solar Farms

New Jersey utility Public Service Electric and Gas Company has converted two landfills into solar farms, bringing its total landfill/brownfield solar projects to seven. The two new projects — the 10.14 MW-dc Parklands Solar Farm in Bordentown, New Jersey and the 11.18 MW-dc Kinsley Solar Farm in Deptford, New Jersey … Read more »