Rubbish bins

Controlled Dump

Controlled dump information
TypeCharacteristicsAdvantagesDisadvantages
Controlled dump
  • sited with respect to hydro-geology
  • less risk of environmental contamination
  • perhaps less accessible
 
  • planned capacity
  • permits long-term planning
  • (none)
 
  • no cell planning
  • low initial cost
  • environmental contamination
 
  • grading, drainage in site preparation
  • easier rainfall runoff, reduced risk
  • cost
 
  • partial leachate management
  • moderate cost, reduced risk
  • cost
 
  • partial or no gas management
  • moderate cost, reduced risk
  • cost
 
  • regular (not usually daily) cover
  • moderate cost, reduced risk
  • cost, slower decomposition
 
  • compaction in some cases
  • extended lifetime
  • cost
 
  • fence
  • controlled access and use
  • cost, maintenance
 
  • basic record keeping
  • valuable information
  • cost