Landfill 101 – Part 2: Conceptual Design


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This course provides basic introductory information related to landfills and serves as a prerequisite or foundation for more advanced courses. Landfill 101 – Part 2 addresses landfill siting and conceptual design. Landfill 101 – Part 1: Regulations, Permitting, and Siting is the first course in this sequence and is recommended to be taken before Landfill 101 – Part 2.

Upon completion of Landfill 101 Part 2, the attendee will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the design process
  • Define the components essential to the design of liners and covers
  • Select the appropriate processes to be included in the Site Operations for a particular land fill
  • Discuss the chemical and physical processes included in waste decomposition and the generation of landfill gases
  • Demonstrate methods for determining leachate quality
  • Advocate for the inclusion of certain design elements that enhance the operation of landfills

Course Length

79 minutes

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