Landfills

1. Designing a Sanitary Solid Waste Landfill Site, a case study Partnership between Indore Municipal Corporation, Madhya Pradesh, India with City of Garland, Texas, USA. (This study was prepared for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade Office of Poverty Reduction, Urban Programs Team and USAID/New Delhi by International City/County Management Association (ICMA) at http://icma.org/documents/document/document/50734 ) Indore and the City of Garland, Texas came together as part of a USAID funded ICMA resource Cities program in which US cities and counties partner with counterparts in developing and transitional countries to help improve urban management and service delivery. With a Supreme Court order to all cities in India to manage municipal solid wastes scientifically, Solid Waste Management emerged as a focus area for Indore to gain from the partnership. Using Garland’s expertise, the target was to develop a scientific landfill master plan for a minimum of 20 year life.

2. Dumpsite Rehabilitation Manual (Published by Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai at http://www.elaw.org/system/files/Dumpsite+Rehabilitation+Manual_0.pdf). This manual is a compilation of the research findings on “Dumpsite Rehabilitation and Landfill Mining” to support the worldwide initiatives on Sustainable Landfill Management. The objective of this manual is to ensure that the open dumps are fully characterized, investigated, remediated and closed properly and to assure public health and safety. Primary focus was given to the upgrading of the operating/existing dumpsites, the most common practice of waste disposal in Asian countries

3. Dumpsite Rehabilitation and Landfill Mining. (Published by Centre for Environmental Studies, Anna University, Chennai at http://www.swlf.ait.ac.th/data/pdfs/drlm1.pdf) . This report focuses on the concept and utility of landfill mining as a key part of a new approach for sustainable waste management, especially for the rehabilitation of the municipal solid waste (MSW) dump sites in developing countries. “Landfill mining” is the process of excavating existing or closed solid waste landfills or dumpsites, and sorting the excavated materials for recycling, processing, or other disposition. The success of materials recovery is dependent on the composition of the waste, the effectiveness of the mining method. Advantages and limitations of landfill mining, supported by case studies are presented here.

4. Landfill practice in India – A review. Sohail Ayub and Afzal Husain Khan (Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2011, 3(4):270-279 at http://jocpr.com/vol3-iss4-2011/jcpr-2011-3-4-270-279.pdf). This paper highlights the landfill practices in India over the period 1987 – 2010 and provides details of the main sources of guidance on the safe control and use of landfill gas.

5. A Day at a Landfill – Poster (Sanitation districts of Los Angeles County at http://www.lacsd.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=2535.)

6. Landfill Management in Asia – Notions about Future Approaches to Appropriate and Sustainable Solutions. C. Visvanathan, J.Trankler, B.F.A.Basnayake, C.Chiemchaisri, K.Joseph and Z.Gonming
http://www.swlf.ait.ac.th/UpdData/International/landfill%20management%20in%20asia.pdf . Based on research in India, China, Sri Lanka and Thailand, this study focusses on developing sound landfill technologies in Asia. A key issue focussed upon is the upgrading of prevailing dumpsites and reducing liquid and gaseous emissions. Various technical issues based on the degradation in landfills and subsequent generation of landfill gas/leachate, and methane oxidation in landfill cover are addressed