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Waste Containment Facility Planning and Design

From permitting and design through construction, Geosyntec delivers solutions of exceptional value for "greenfield" and capacity expansions.
From permitting and design through construction, Geosyntec delivers solutions of exceptional value for "greenfield" and capacity expansions.

We specialize in closure solutions that can facilitate other site uses.  For example, Geosyntec worked with the Lopez Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles to develop a recycling center and helipad as new postclosure site uses.
We specialize in closure solutions that can facilitate other site uses. For example, Geosyntec worked with the Lopez Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles to develop a recycling center and helipad as new postclosure site uses.


Geosyntec is recognized as a leader in helping our clients achieve safe, secure containment of their regulated wastes requiring land disposal.  We provide engineering and related services for siting, permitting, design, construction management/quality assurance, environmental monitoring, and closure/post-closure care.  We are experienced in the design of:

The applied research of our leading practitioners for U.S. EPA, DOE, and industry associations has defined the state-of-the-practice for more than 25 years.  As a result, Geosyntec is often first-to-field with emerging technologies related to the secure, safe containment of our nation’s solid wastes and industrial residuals.  Many of the waste containment system design methodologies that we pioneered in the 1980s are today the standards of practice in the field. 

We continue to work with federal and state agencies to field-test new technologies and develop guidance documents for their application.  For example, Geosyntec partnered with the University of Illinois and Drexel University on a landmark 10-year study for U.S. EPA that identified methods to improve the long-term performance of municipal and hazardous waste landfills.  Our senior practitioners, in collaboration with the academic community, authored the technical guidance for RCRA/CERCLA final cover systems for U.S. EPA.  Today, we are working closely with the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) and the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) to develop new performance-based guidelines for assessing the post-closure care requirements of MSW landfills. 

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Environmental Monitoring, GCCS and PCS Optimization, and LFGTE/Green Power Project Support at Seminole Road Landfill
Design of FGD Residuals Disposal Facility over Existing Fly Ash Reservoir for American Electric Power Cardinal Plant
Engineering Analyses and Design Innovations Extend Outer Loop Landfill Operating Life
Private and Municipal Landfill Gas to Energy Opportunity Assessments in South Carolina for Santee Cooper
Broad Scope Solid Waste Management Services at the Lopez Canyon Sanitary Landfill
Onsite Disposal Facility for Low-level Radioactive Wastes from Fernald D&D Program
Feasibility Evaluation and Remedy Design for Slope Rehabilitation at the Warner Hill Landfill, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Greenhouse Gas Emission Offset Evaluation and Trading at a Town-owned Landfill
Municipal Solid Waste Relocation and Disposal Capacity Expansion Using MSE Wall Technology at Crossroads Landfill - Noridgewock, Maine
Innovative Landfill Foundation Improvement Technique at the Cherry Island Landfill Allows a Major Vertical Expansion - Wilmington, Deleware
Design and Permitting for Closure of a Fly Ash Reservoir High Hazard Dam Modification
Slope Remediation Strategy and Implementation at a Fly Ash Disposal Basin
Foundation Design for Rail Line Extension Atop Closed Coal Ash Pond
Design and Permitting of a Flue Gas Desulfurization Residuals Waste Landfill Over an Existing Ash Pond
Coal Combustion Residuals Management Plans - Kingston Fossil Plant
Site Characterization Studies for Two Coal Combustion Byproduct Storage Facilities
Coal Combustion Residuals Pond Closure Guidance Documents
Design and Permitting for Coal Combustion Residuals Requirements and Effluent Limitation Guidelines
Publications
Bioreactor Landfill Stability: Key Considerations
Municipal Solid Waste Slope Failures I: Waste and Foundation Soil Properties
A Risk-Based System for Post-Closure Care – Reforming the 30-year Time Based System of RCRA Subtitle D
Exposed Geomembrane Covers Part 3 - Geomembrane Restraint
Exposed Geomembrane Cover Systems: Technology Summary
Design Guidance for Landfill Bioreactors
Performance of Landfill Liner Systems and the Potential Benefits to RCRA Facilities
Design Methodology for Bioreactor Landfills
Development of a Settlement Profiling System to Assess MSW Compression Characteristics
Redevelopment Over Closed Landfill Sites
Sources of Groundwater Impacts at Landfills, Is it Landfill Gas or Leachate?
Green Power and Regulatory Compliance, The Oxymoron of the New Millennium?
Landfills are Like Children… The Older They Get the Less They Cost to Manage: Economic Benefits of Performance-Based Criteria for Post-Closure Landfill Maintenance
Finding Your Way Through the Maze of Burn Site Regulations Don’t Let Your Solid Waste Funds Go Up in Smoke
Slope Stability of Geosynthetic Clay Liner Test Plots
Geosynthetics in Liquid Containing Structures
Chapter 27: Waste Cover Systems
Assessment and Recommendations for Improving the Performance of Waste Containment Systems
Chromite Ore Processing Residue (COPR): Hazardous Contaminated Soil or Solid Waste
Gas Collection and Control System Phasing Plan
The Screaming Eagle Road Landfill: Achieving Environmental Excellence
“Design and Construction of a Geosynthetic Containment System for the Vertical Expansion of Previously Closed Unlined Solid Waste Landfill”
“Dealing with Public Perception that Greenhouse Gas Trading Provides Polluters with a “Get-Out-of-Jail” Free Card”
“An Innovative Ashfill Expansion at the Town of Babylon Landfill Site”
“Leachate Collection Corridor Slopes –Implications of the Proposed Florida Solid Waste Regulations”
“Performance Requirements for Compacted Clay Liners – Differences between States”
Landfill Gas to Energy, A Second Generation Project
Food Waste Impact on Municipal Solid Waste Angle of Internal Friction
Unique Geosynthetic Liner System for Uranium Mill Tailings Disposal
Aftercare Completion and the Path to Sustainable Reuse of Closed Landfills
Design Considerations for a Vertical Landfill Expansion over Extremely Compressible Soils
Use of Reliability Methods as a Project Management Tool: The Cherry Island Landfill Expansion Project
Characterization and Placement of Municipal Solid Waste as Engineered Fill
The Strange Effect of Increasing Temperature in Accelerated Ageing of HDPE Geomembranes Immersed in Liquids
Antioxidant Depletion from an HDPE Geomembrane under Simulated Landfill Condition
Effects of Thickness on the Ageing of HDPE Geomembranes
Nonlinear Effective-Stress Analysis of Liquefiable Site in Jakarta
Recent Advances in Seismic Design of Geosynthetically-Lined Waste Containment Facilities,
A Performance-Based System for the Long-Term Management of Municipal Waste Landfills
Quantifying Water Losses in a Landfill
Solid Waste Operations and Management - Accurately Predicting Landfill Site Life
Mechanically Stabilized Earth Berms – Coming to a Landfill Near You
Evaluation of Creep Behavior of High Density Polyethylene and Polyethylene-Terephthalate Geogrids
Methane Emission Estimation and Control Through the Life Cycle of MSW Landfills
Physical Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste for Geotechnical Purposes
Modeling Stability of Stacked Geotextile Tubes