What are the landfill site requirements?

The most widely used factors for selecting a landfill site are groundwater depth, surface water vicinity, elevation, land slope, soil permeability, soil stability, flooding susceptibility, lithology and stratification, faults, land use type, nearby settlements and urbanization, cultural and protected site vicinity.

What is a Class II landfill in Alberta?

Landfills in Alberta are classified by the waste streams they can accept. There are three classes of landfills: Class I – Hazardous waste landfill. Class II – Non-hazardous waste landfill.

What is a Class II landfill?

Class II landfill means a municipal landfill or a commercial landfill solely under contract with a local government taking municipal waste generated within the boundaries of the local government and receiving, on a yearly average, 20 tons, or less, of solid waste per day.

Can I take stuff from a dump?

Depends on who owns the dump. Some dumps are privately owned, and anything in them belongs to the landowner. Other dumps are owned by the city, and you could probably take anything you wanted without fear of prosecution.

Which location would be the best site for a landfill?

Ideally, sites should be located in silt and clay soils that restrict leachate and gas movement. A landfill constructed over a permeable formation such as gravel, sand or fractured bedrock can pose a significant threat to groundwater quality.

What are the different classes of landfills?

There are currently three standard landfill types: municipal solid waste, industrial waste and hazardous waste….What Are the Four Types of Landfills?

  • Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.
  • Industrial Waste Landfills.
  • Hazardous Waste Landfills.
  • Green Waste Landfills.

What is class 1 industrial waste?

Class 1 wastes are wastes which are regulated by the TCEQ and are potentially threatening to human health and the environment if not properly managed, because of the constituents and properties this class can include. Therefore, there are special handling requirements for Class 1 wastes.

What is a Type 1 landfill?

Type I: this landfill unit is the standard landfill for the disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). MSW is. defined as “solid waste resulting from or incidental to municipal, community, commercial, institutional, and recreational activities, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned.

What should be avoided while choosing a landfill site?

The landfill site should not be at locations where suitable buffer zones between land fill site and population are not available. The landfill area having steep gradient (where stability of slope could be problematic) should not be selected.