Alternative Final Cover Design

Alternate Landfill Technologies

AquAeTer was a participant (along with State and Federal regulators and industry representatives) in the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) Alternate Landfill Technologies team that developed guidance documents and provided training, encouraging the design and approval of innovative alternative final covers (AFCs) for landfills. AFCs that support vegetation and promote evapotranspiration offer potential performance improvements and cost savings over the cover types prescribed by RCRA. As a leader in this technology, AquAeTer is an effective advocate for its application of this technology at our clients’ sites.

AquAeTer provided the following services to its client for this sampling and reporting project:

  • Development of the guidance manual for vegetated AFCs
  • Development and presentation of AFC Internet training, including training nearly 800 persons
  • Development of the new guidance document for permitting, design, and construction of MSW bioreactors
  • Development of the new guidance document for assessment of post-closure care at closed MSW landfills
  • Development of the post-closure care Internet training program
  • Recipient of a 2005 Industry Recognition Award from ITRC