Environmental Landfill Covers
In landfills around the world, discarded waste naturally creates noxious gases, unpleasant odors and leachate. Many different types of waste products are regularly deposited in landfills, such as paper sludge, coal ash, residential and commercial trash, hazardous waste materials and construction debris. For instance, because energy companies burn coal to provide our homes with electricity, the residuals from this process create an ash byproduct. While some of this can be reused, the rest goes into landfills. Regardless of the type of waste that is placed in landfills, these areas need to be properly covered or closed.
In Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfills, a vast array of different waste materials have to be managed during the decomposition process, including methane gas emissions, storm water runoff and leachate (a liquid that picks up residual contaminants while passing through the waste). At Watershed Geo, we design and manufacture landfill covers, liners and capping systems that effectively combat organically occurring challenges like leachate, methane gas emissions and storm water runoff associated with landfill waste.