Rubbish bins

Sanitary Landfill

Sanitary landfill information
TypeCharacteristicsAdvantagesDisadvantages
Sanitary landfill
  • site based on environmental risk assessment
  • minimized environmental risk
  • access, longer siting process
 
  • planned capacity
  • permits long-term planning
  • (none)
 
  • designed cell development
  • minimized environmental risk
  • cost
 
  • extensive site preparation
  • reduced risk at and from site
  • cost, preparation time
 
  • full leachate management
  • reduced risk from leachate
  • cost
 
  • full gas management
  • reduced risk from gas
  • cost
 
  • daily and final cover
  • vector control, aesthetics
  • cost, slower decomposition
 
  • compaction
  • extended lifetime
  • cost
 
  • fence & gate
  • secure access, gate records
  • cost, maintenance,staff
 
  • record volume, type, source
  • valuable information
  • cost, equipment
 
  • no waste picking
  • eliminate risk to pickers
  • displacement of pickers and buyers, loss of recyclable resources