Based on its Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112 Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR), the EPA is proposing amendments to its 2003 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill source category.
The EPA has simultaneously issued new rules governing gas emissions from both existing and new, modified, or reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. Gas emitted by MSW landfills comprises methane, carbon dioxide (CO2), and nonmethane organic compounds (NMOCs). Both final rules define affected MSW landfills as those with design capacities of 2.5 million metric tons […]
MSW Waste Recovery is Making a Difference Waste from homes and businesses comprises the MSW produced in the United States and in 2012 that waste amounted to about 251 million tons. On a daily basis, each of us generated about 4.38 pounds of trash in 2012, which while coming down from a high of 4.69 […]
Landfill GHG Emissions Showing Improvement Since our beginning, people have thrown things away, leaving a trail of waste debris behind us for millennia. As populations have grown however, our local “dumps” have become MSW landfills – massive, manmade mountains of decomposing trash where nature take its course over weeks, months and years, all the while […]