Describe a modern landfill


Municipal Solid Waste


A very general definition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is trash or garbage. This includes everything from appliances, batteries, paper to food, and non-hazardous waste. Basically, anything that we throw away in a trash can or haul to the local dump is municipal solid waste (Stevens,2012).

How was waste dealt with before industrialization?

Why did this process have to change?

Body of Paper

The body of your paper should consist of several paragraphs, one to address each of the main topics of your paper.For this week's assignment, address the following points with at least 1 paragraph each:

1. Describe an open dump.Whatenvironmental problems do open dumps cause?

2. Describe an early landfill, and how these differ from open dumps. What problems are associated with early landfills?This should include a discussion of leachate, methane, incomplete decomposition, and settling.

3. Describe a modern landfill.What are the differences as compared to early landfills?

4. Choose 1 of the following landfills, and explain the innovations being implemented to make the landfill more productive and to reduce its environmental impact:

o Mariannhill Landfill, South Africa
o Puente Hills Landfill, California
o Altamont Landfill, California
o Tessman Road Landfill, Texas


Below, write1paragraph summarizing the information above and what you learned from this assignment.


Includeat least 1reference that you used in your assignment.Every reference in this list must be cited above as an in-text citation.If you are not sure how to format a reference or in-text citation you can review the CTU Style Guide.

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