Accomack County chose ClosureTurf® for its landfill closure of Cell 2 based on proven performance as well as environmental and cost benefits. The product solved the landfill’s sandy soil erosion issues, significantly reduced the short and long-term maintenance costs and minimized the carbon footprint of the landfill closure.
ClosureTurf was uniquely positioned to solve challenges posed by the Accomack County Northern Landfill, which is located on a peninsula-like area on the eastern edge of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In this geographic region, sandy soils easily erode making it difficult to maintain a traditional vegetated cap. In fact, the traditional closure of previous cells experienced significant erosion during construction due to heavy rains typical of the eastern shore of Virginia.
Additionally, a traditional landfill closure requires post-closure maintenance activities, including storm water management, repairing erosion of the soil/vegetation barrier and mowing the grass on the cap. ClosureTurf will significantly reduce long-term maintenance costs over the life of the cover.
ClosureTurf looks like natural grass and is aesthetically pleasing. This is important because the north face of Accomack’s Cell, which is covered with ClosureTurf, is the first thing the public sees when arriving at the landfill.