This course introduces various aspects of landfill planning, operations, and design and utilizes practical examples from landfills in BC. Acts and Regulations governing landfills, industry research, and operational improvements over time are evaluated. Additional topics include solid waste planning, waste reduction and disposal strategies, waste stream management, recycling, and pollution prevention. Acts and Regulations governing environmental impacts stemming from landfill operations are also presented. State-of-the-art environmental control strategies currently in use are illustrated. Potential environmental impacts are analyzed. Practical strategies for minimizing leachate generation, surface water run-off, landfill gas generation and composition, odour, litter, animal, and dust control are evaluated.
This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant at email@example.com or call 604-432-8539. Note: No class Apr 22 & May 20 due to stat holiday, no lecture on April 29 (in lieu of field trip). * Make up classes on Fridays April 26 & May 24:1730-2030 and * Field trip - May 2: 9am to 2pm. (*Dates subject to change).
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