Rubbish bins

Open Dump

Open dump information
TypeCharacteristicsAdvantagesDisadvantages
Open dump
  • poorly sited
  • easy access
  • environmental contamination
 
  • unknown capacity
  • "extended" lifetime
  • overuse, many noxious sites
 
  • no cell planning
  • low initial cost
  • environmental contamination
 
  • little or no site preparation
  • low initial cost
  • unsightly, needs remediation
 
  • no leachate management
  • low initial cost
  • groundwater & surface water contamination
 
  • no gas management
  • low initial cost
  • risk of explosion, greenhouse gas generation
 
  • only occasional cover
  • low initial cost, aerobic decomposition
  • vectors/disease, unsightly
 
  • no compaction of waste
  • low initial cost, aerobic decomposition
  • shorter lifetime
 
  • no fence
  • low cost, access to waste pickers
  • indiscriminate use, vermin
 
  • no record keeping
  • low initial cost
  • no record of landfill content
 
  • waste picking and trading
  • materials recovery income
  • least efficient for material recovery