Landfill: Basics of Design and Operation

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Course Number: V04L_20

This 6 hour course covers the technical issues of siting, designing, operating and closing municipal solid waste landfills. Elements of geosynthetics design for landfill lining systems, drainage systems, and covers are reviewed along with the environmental regulations that dictate much of this practice.

The Civil Engineering profession is heavily involved in environmental issues, including solid waste disposal in municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. MSW accounts for about 50% of the billable hours in geotechnical engineering consulting practice.

Increasing training and awareness is needed to prepare the nation to adequately and safely deal with society's waste products. While recycling accounts for an ever-increasing amount of waste recovery, landfilling remains the premier method of disposing of waste.

Dr. David Elton teaches. He teaches Landfill Design at Auburn University and developed notes for the National Science Foundation on Landfills, used by teachers around the nation.

Dr. David J. Elton, P.E., M. ASCE

Course Length: 6 Hours, ( 0. 6CEUs or 6PDHs or 6CPCs )

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