Waste Associations Call for Performance-Based End to Closure / Post Closure

February 08, 2019 12:16 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

SWANA and NWRA today are jointly releasing documents recommending a major shift in the process states use to determine when closed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are ready to end post-closure care (PCC).

“NWRA and SWANA worked hard to develop this document together. We believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to post-closure care is too prescriptive and does not account for the differences among landfills,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA President and CEO. “A performance-based standard offers wider applicability to achieve the same environmental protection goals.” 

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