4 Ways We Make Our Landfill Greener
- Posted by AEL OK
- On April 8, 2014
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It’s no secret that we set the standard for landfills in Oklahoma. As a company that stakes its reputation on caring for the environment, we’ve done a number of things to help our landfills become the greenest in the state. For example…
Litter control is achieved through litter control fences, daily covering, proper compaction of waste as it is received and by employees hired to pick up stray litter. Signage is also posted asking patrons to cover their loads when inside the landfill. These measures help minimize the accumulation of unsightly litter and make AEL among the most litter-free landfills in America.
Dust can be a major problem for all earth-moving operations, including landfills. AEL, however, reduces or eliminates the problem by establishing and maintaining vegetative cover in inactive areas, watering roads as necessary to control blowing dust and limiting the amount of land disturbances in soil borrow areas.
Preventing exposure of covered refuse due to erosion requires certain design and operation features. Among them are erosion-resistant capping soils; side slopes not steeper than a proportion of 1-vertical foot to 4-horizontal feet; smooth grading and the use of vegetation and erosion control matting.
Odor control is accomplished by compaction, covering and landfill gas control. Compaction and daily covering provide the main means of odor prevention. However, in some cases, supplementary odor control may be necessary through the installation of a landfill gas collection, venting and flaring system.
With AWC and American Environmental Landfill, you have the time-tested expertise of the leading Waste Control Companies in Tulsa to help you achieve every environmental goal. Think of us as the experts to call when you need a cleaner, greener solution for waste management.