The 2022 Global Waste Management Symposium now accepting abstracts

March 31st, 2021

The Global Waste Management Symposium (GWMS), to be held Feb. 13–16, 2022, in Indian Wells, Calif., is the leading forum for the presentation of applied and fundamental research, case studies, and policy analysis on solid waste and materials management. GWMS invites researchers, engineers, designers, academicians, students, facility owners and operators, regulators and policymakers to participate. GWMS […]

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Planning a successful landfill liner installation

March 2nd, 2021

There are many regulations and requirements associated with landfill liner installations. For example, when planning the installation of a new municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF), there are three important federal requirements that must be met: groundwater monitoring, closure and post-closure care, and financial assurance (EPA 2021). These requirements are in addition to state regulations that […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill covers

March 1st, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill Covers: Past-Present-Emerging,”on March 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to present […]

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GSI to host webinar on stability in landfill cover soils

December 7th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Design of Landfill Cover Soils,” on December 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil […]

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Last chance to register for the GMA Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar 2020

October 16th, 2020

There is still time to register for the Virtual Waste Containment System Design Seminar. This event will take place Oct. 20–22, 2020, in a three-day webinar format series. Experience all the benefits of the in-person event virtually from the comfort of your own location. Download the event flyer here. For more information or to register, visit […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill covers

September 2nd, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Landfill covers: Past-present-emerging,” on October 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. Participants will be able to assess past landfill cover practices and gain comparisons to […]

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GSI to host webinar on landfill failures

April 17th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Behavior and Analysis of Twenty Solid Waste Landfill Failures,”on April 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. In comparison to the number of worldwide solid waste […]

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GSI to host webinar on stability designs of landfill cover soils

March 16th, 2020

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) will sponsor a webinar, “Stability Designs of Landfill Cover Soils,” on March 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) member companies and their employees receive discounted rates on all GSI webinar and short course registrations. This webinar focuses on the stability design of relatively thin soil […]

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A minitube blanket for landfill gas collection and containment

August 1st, 2019

By Stephan Fourmont, Pascal Saunier and Toraj Ghofrani Landfill gas (LFG) is produced during the decomposition of putrescible material in landfills. Often referred to as biogas, LFG is a source of odors and fugitive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. LFG is typically 40%–60% methane, which is 25 times more potent to affect climate change than carbon […]

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GMA to host Waste Containment System Design III seminar in Syracuse, N.Y.

June 17th, 2019

The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) will sponsor the seminar “Waste Containment Design III: An Overview of the Current State of Practice for the Design of Solid Waste Landfill Double-Liner and Final Cover Systems,” July 16–17, at the Crowne Plaza in Syracuse, N.Y. The objective of this third in a series of landfill design seminars is […]

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