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Industrial waste First Slide A land ll is an engineered structure that isolates trash from the surrounding environment Despite best efforts to reduce reuse and recycle some waste can still remain It is critical that those materials be disposed of in an environmentally sound and costeffective manner Second Slide Modern sanitary in the Houston area are land lls incorporate sophisticated engineering that emphasizes environmental stewardship throughout the process of site selection design permitting construction operation and decommissioning Third Slide Modern Land lls include Liners made of clay and plastic Leachate collection and management systems Drainage systems Land ll covering options 0 Ground water monitoring systems Land ll gas management systems Renewable energy systems in some applications Fourth slide A third of our landfills also generate renewable energy and we maximize the useful life of our landfills 26 of municipal solid waste is made up of yard trimmings and food waste then again you could transform your food and yard waste into environmental friendly fertilizer for your garden or lawn Medications and other materials known as household hazardous waste May contain chemicals and metals that should be dropped off at a local facility that can dispose of these materials in an environmentally responsible manner Fifth slide Recycling began with empting your bins carts or containers into one of our trucks we take your recyclables to a recycling center Using powerful magnets hightech optical scanners and hand sorting we separate your recyclables into different areas for processing Once processed we package these materials and ship them to more than 100 different markets around the country and overseas for remanufacturing into new products Sixth slide Landfills are highlyengineered systems with many layers of environmental 0 Liner System 0 Drainage and Liquids Management 0 Landfill Gas Seventh slide Linear System A liner system creates an impenetrable barrier between soil and groundwater and what goes into the land ll A typical liner starts with a composite liner of clay and synthetic material Clay is compacted to increase impermeability meaning that liquids can t get through A highdensity plastic liner is placed over the clay and a drainage layer is installed over the liner The liner system must meet all state and federal regulations 8th slide Drainage and Liquids Management A perforated pipe is placed on top of the liner system to allow for proper drainage and collection of rainwater and other liquids Collected liquid is responsibly treated onsite or at a wastewater treatment plant 9th Land ll Gas As waste decomposes a gas byproduct is naturally produced These gases consist primarily of carbon dioxide and methane which is the primary component of natural gas The gas is captured using gascollection wells The land ll gas is burned and in some cases used as a renewable energy source I 39 Land ll Easrcnllac llon EllaFlam Station Eag39lamh Lam pin I Gi EBmFESlta Drainage Larar V i HDFE Geomambrana Ulnar 39l rnm 39 52 compatmd may Emilrim 1 1 Final Cap When a landfill section is full to capacity it is capped with a final cover and monitored for at least 30 years A typical cap consists of a synthetic plastic liner that is placed on top entombing all that was put into the landfill 12 Solar Land ll Cover solar energy technology that allows land lls to increase their overall energy output The cover has been applied at select land lls to produce renewable energy resulting in a solution that is exible aesthetically pleasing ef cient and economical 13 httpvoutubeuP9chOCaVO How land lls are built and operated 14 Top rated industrial wastes in houston Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Main Of ce PortOLet Waste Management
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