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The Handbook of Landfill Operations

Thousands of copies of The Handbook of Landfill Operations have been sold throughout the U.S. and around the world.  It is the industry reference for landfill engineers, owners and operators.

Used as a textbook at colleges and at SWANA’s ”Operational Issues for Landfill Managers” class, this book has helped our industry standardize landfill operations.  Check it out and see what your peers are reading.

With over 500 pages of practical information on landfill operations, it covers everything from landfill siting and design to closure and post-closure.  This is the book you’ll use.

They say that, “Readers are Leaders” …so what are waste industry leaders reading these days?

The Handbook of Landfill Operations is the industry’s only book on landfill operations and will be the most practical and most referenced book in your library. 

You’ll learn how to rank potential landfill sites, optimize compaction, control litter …and hundreds of other things necessary to operate a cost-effective and efficient landfill.

There are several Appendices including one with a summary of Subtitle D and another showing examples of over 20 useful forms for landfill operators, including Daily Log, Load Checking, Safety Meetings, etc.

Within this extensive 534 page handbook, you will find chapters on:

  • Landfill Siting
  • Landfill Design
  • Site Construction
  • Landfill Operations
  • Landfill Surveying
  • Landfill Equipment and
  • Landfill Economics/Budgets and Safety

What are people saying about the Handbook of Landfill Operations?

“A welcome addition to any landfill operator’s or planner’s library. I have not seen another comparable work with so much practical information for today’s landfill manager.”

Jim Leiter

Landfill Operations Manager, Browning-Ferris Industries

“A valuable, practical guide to effective and efficient landfill operations… offers comprehensive guidance on the fundamentals of landfill operations in simple, straightforward language. …a highly worthwhile book that is must reading for landfill owners, managers, engineers and controllers. With its resource-filled sections and extensive “nuts and bolts” information, readers will want to keep it within reach as a one-volume desktop reference.”

Mike Crosetti

President, BAC Waste Systems