Solid Waste Landfill Design Checklist
Determine solid waste quantities and characteristics
Compile existing and generate new site information.
a. Perform boundary and topographic survey.
b. Prepare base map of existing conditions on-site and near-site:
Topography and slopes
c. Compile hydrogeological information and prepare location map:
(1) Soils (depth, texture, structure, bulk density, porosity,
permeability, degree of compaction, moisture, ease of
excavation, stability, pH, and cation exchange capacity)
(2) Bedrock (depth, type, presence of fractures, location of
(3) Groundwater (average depth, seasonal fluctuations,
hydraulic gradient and direction of flow, rate of flow,
d. Compile climatological data:
Number of freezing days
e. Identify regulations (federal, state, and local) and design
Frequency of cover
Distances to residences, roads, and surface water
Contents of application for permit.