Local governments often
own and operate a solid waste landfill for final disposal of the
majority of solid waste generated within the local government's
jurisdiction. While new approaches to managing municipal solid
waste, such as encouraging source reduction and increasing incentives
for recycling, have reduced the burden on existing landfills, there
will always be a need for land disposal.
LGEAN resources most
applicable to landfills include:
Waste. Provides a summary of issues including
national waste generation rates, landfill capacity problems, and
landfill and incinerator regulations. This resource also includes
links to numerous useful documents.
Waste. Many local governments must deal with
hazardous wastes both as a hazardous generator and as the
responsible entity for protecting landfills and other municipal
solid waste collection/disposal operations from hazardous waste
disposal. Use this resource to learn more about federal and state
and Demolition Debris. Provides an overview of C&D
debris issues and links to useful documents and tools.
Groundwater replenishes our streams, rivers, habitats and also
provides fresh water for irrigation, industry, and communities.
Provides EPA published Ground Water Rules (2006).