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Innovative Approach to Landfill Design Allows for Benchless Caps

2018-10-22T20:44:21-04:00March 30th, 2017|News/Blog|

INTRODUCTION As engineers begin to understand the multiple facets of a ClosureTurf® design, they realize there are many more benefits than previously understood.  The original version of ClosureTurf brought many unique changes to the landfill design process.  Maintenance was cut by more than 95%.  The need for final cover vegetative soil was removed. The need [...]

Why Should Water Quality Be Top of Mind When Choosing a Cover?

2018-10-22T20:44:21-04:00February 28th, 2017|News/Blog|

When considering a final cover system for a landfill, it is not only important to keep the water out, you must also ensure that nothing detrimental comes off the surface and lands in the water carried off your site. Closed landfills can generate large amounts of surface runoff.  With a traditional soil cap, rainstorms will [...]

Handling Concentrated Flows on Landfill Closures

2018-10-22T20:44:21-04:00January 17th, 2017|News/Blog|

In most landfill closure designs, water flow is directed off the top deck to steep downchute channels in order to prevent erosion and eliminate ponding.  Common materials for these lined drainage channels include rock riprap, concrete lining and drainage pipe.  These materials can be very expensive, time consuming and create obstacles for completing construction. [...]

Advancements in Prescriptive Covers

2018-10-22T20:44:22-04:00October 20th, 2016|News/Blog|

  WHY ARE  FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS BEING OVERLOOKED IN LANDFILL CLOSURE DESIGNS? By: Paul O'Malley If we look back at the origins of RCRA’s Subtitle D and the genesis of what we now commonly refer to as a “prescriptive cover”, it is worthwhile to remember that the primary objective of Subtitle D was to establish an [...]

PROJECT PROFILE: UNLAYERING A CHANNEL IN DISTRESS

2018-10-22T20:44:22-04:00August 19th, 2016|News/Blog|

Faced with conditions such as steep slopes, soft sandy soils, a heavy sediment load and very shallow utilities, HydroTurf® was placed head to head with rock riprap…and won.   The Town of Parker, Colorado, faced a number of challenges with the Robinson Ranch swale project.  The channel, originally designed with a layer of rock riprap [...]

Watershed Geo Acquires Seasoned Waste Professional as VP of Solid Waste

2018-10-22T20:44:22-04:00June 14th, 2016|News/Blog|

Watershed Geo, a geosynthetics company specializing in engineered solutions for waste containment, erosion control and soil stabilization, has announced the appointment of David Cieply to Vice President of Solid Waste Market. Cieply brings more than 30 years of management experience to Watershed, with core expertise in landfill management and operations. Based in Alpharetta, Cieply will [...]

Solar Development On Landfills and Brownfields Conference Press Release

2018-10-22T20:44:23-04:00January 7th, 2016|News/Blog|

East Providence, Rhode Island, January 5, 2016: On January 21, 2016 SolarTurf executives will present at a symposium dedicated to exploring the opportunities, challenges, and benefits of developing solar energy plants on landfills and brownfields. This annual meeting, co-sponsored by SolarTurf, will bring together utility personnel, developers, engineers, municipal officials, regulatory officials, attorneys, and [...]

Berkeley Landfill ClosureTurf project featured in Waste Advantage magazine!

2018-10-22T20:44:23-04:00January 6th, 2016|News/Blog|

Berkeley County’s Landfill showcases the multiple benefits of ClosureTurf® for eliminating soil layers and erosion, reducing post-closure care, withstanding major weather events, and improving stormwater quality over a traditional Subtitle D vegetative cap. - by Krista Wiley The Berkeley County MSW Landfill in Moncks Corner, SC is owned and operated by Berkeley County Water & [...]

ClosureTurf at Hartford Landfill Recognized as a State-of-the-Art Closure System by the Waste Industry

2018-10-22T20:44:23-04:00November 6th, 2015|News/Blog|

Alpharetta, GA- Recently, the ClosureTurf® system with solar arrays from Watershed Geo was recognized as part of a project that received the SWANA Bronze Excellence Award in the category of Landfill Redevelopment. The award was presented to the Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) and Fuss & O’Neill for their entry: “Hartford Landfill State-of-the-Art Closure and Solar [...]

Comanco Making Progress on 60 Acre Landfill Closure in Georgia

2018-10-22T20:44:23-04:00October 19th, 2015|News/Blog|

COMANCO Environmental is efficiently moving along with a 60-acre landfill closure project located in Southeast, GA. Of the 60-acres to be closed, approximately 20 acres have been covered with a specialty ClosureTurf® system, which includes the installation of a 50-mil LLDPE Super Gripnet geomembrane, a polyethylene grass turf mat, and sand ballast infill. Full article [...]

Shaw Industries Increases Its Equity Stake In Watershed Geosynthetics LLC

2018-10-22T20:44:23-04:00September 10th, 2015|News/Blog|

Resource: PRNewswire, Environmental Products and Services News Release Shaw Industries Increases Its Equity Stake In Watershed Geosynthetics LLC - Investing in Sales Growth & Innovative Products by PRNewswire DALTON, Ga., Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shaw Industries is pleased to announce it has significantly increased its investment in Watershed Geosynthetics LLC (WatershedGeo). This [...]

Bloomfield works to conserve water with HydroTurf® reclamation pond

2018-10-22T20:44:24-04:00August 6th, 2015|News/Blog|

Candice Thompson, project manager with Winters Construction, displays a sample of HydroTurf Tuesday in Bloomfield. (Jon Austria — The Daily Times) "HydroTurf, reclamation pond designed to help conservation efforts" By Hannah Grover The Daily Times BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield will be the first city in the country to install a newly developed synthetic turf [...]