Section PS 3270 – Solid Waste Landfill Closure & Post-closure Liability

March 01, 2014

LANDFILL OPERATIONS

  • Solid waste landfill site:
    •  A defined area of land or excavation that receives waste possibly including household waste, commercial solid waste, non-hazardous sludge and industrial solid waste.
  • A stringent environmental approval process for landfill sites is set out in government legislation and regulations.
  • A landfill footprint comprises the total expected capacity of a landfill site. It can be divided into individual phases and each phase may be made up of individual cells.
  • Prior to receiving environmental approval and accepting any waste a landfill operator must agree to certain obligations including, responsibly for closure and post-closure care of the approved site.
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