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To: ROTB
No mention is made of the fact that landfill owners are always finding new ways to make the garbage decompose faster, thus landfills never uh ... fill up. PLEASE!!! link me with SOME kind of information on how they do this!
19 posted on 08/25/2006 12:00:02 PM PDT by Toby06 (The 'Holier than thou" types who call women sluts and whores are just pure psuedo-Christian trash.)
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To: Toby06

Just google for "landfill" and "shortage". The last paragraph of the first link is:



We not only have vastly larger landfills, we are not only putting less in them, we also use them more efficiently. A given amount of landfill space will hold about 30 percent more content today than in the past.

Waste companies and municipalities, says the Times are "burying trash more tightly, so that each ton takes up less space, increasingly using giant 59-ton compacting machines guided by global positioning systems that show the operator when he has rolled over a section of the dump enough times. They cover trash at the end of the day, to keep it from blowing away, with tarps or foam or lawn clippings instead of the thick layers of soil that formerly ate up dump capacity." (See: Rumors of a Shortage of Dump Space Were Greatly Exaggerated, August 12, 2005)

The EPA is surely welcome to publish its charts and diagrams, but how about some context? Why not plainly tell the public how consolidation, technology and recovery have changed landfill economics -- and that landfill capacity has increased while the amount of stuff we place in landfills has declined?


26 posted on 08/25/2006 1:27:26 PM PDT by ROTB (Our Constitution ... only for a moral and religious people... -- John Q. Adams, October 11, 1798)
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