Sanitary Landfill

Committee on Sanitary Landfill Practice of the Sanitary Engineering Division, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-215-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-215-0 (ISBN-10), 1959, Soft Cover, Pg. 61

Manual of Practice No.: 39

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


The purpose of this manual, Sanitary Landfill, is to bring together the desirable and accepted practices relating to the operation of a satisfactory landfill. A definition of this method of refuse disposal is suggested which was used as the criterion in selecting and preparing the material to be included. The operation of a landfill may appear so simple that some of the important aspects may be overlooked or ignored. It is hoped that this manual will be a guide to those who desire to conduct an acceptable operation. Topics this manual covers include preliminary considerations in selecting site, methods of operation, special operational considerations, equipment, public health and nuisance considerations, disposition and use of filled site, cost data, and administration of operation.

Subject Headings: Landfills | Site investigation | Public health and safety | Terminology and definition | Waste disposal | Equipment and machinery


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