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Types of landfills 2

Waste management alternatives

sanitary-landfill

SANITARY LANDFILLS

landfill that uses a clay liner to isolate the trash from the environment

Sights where waste is isolated from the environment until it is safe. It is considered safe when it has completely degraded biologically, chemically, and physically. Sanitary landfills use technology to contain the waste and prevent the leaching out of potentially hazardous substances. There are two main methods used in sanitary landfills, the trench method and the area method.

msw-landfill

MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS (MSW)

uses a synthetic (plastic) liner to isolate the trash from the environment

This type of landfill collects household garbage and are regulated by state and local governments. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established minimum criteria that these landfills must meet. Some materials may be banned from disposal in municipal solid waste landfills. Items such as paints, cleaners, chemicals, motor oil, batteries, and pesticides are some of the common items that are banned from MSW's. However, some household appliances can be turned into MSW's for disposal.

construction-landfill

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE LANDFILLS

consist of the debris generated during the construction, renovation, and demolition of buildings, roads, and bridges.

These types of landfills used for debris generated during construction, renovations, demolitions of buildings and bridges. The types of debris include: concrete, wood, asphalt, gypsum (the main component of drywall), metals, bricks, glass, plastics, trees, stumps, earth, rock, and building components (doors, windows, plumbing fixtures).

industrial-landfill

INDUSTRIAL WASTE LANDFILLS

nonhazardous solid waste, consists of nonhazardous waste associated with manufacturing and other industrial activities.

Industrial hazardous waste is a separate form of waste consisting of nonhazardous waste associated with manufacturing and other industrial activities.

Residual Plastic Wastes must find its way to a SECURED LANDFILL, which many nations including India does not have

secured-lanfill

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