The ideal goal of an efficient waste management system is to eliminate the need to send waste to a landfill. However, this goal is hard to be fully achieved with all types of waste that get collected and for the time being, landfill facilities are a must have to manage the portion of waste that cannot be recycled, repurposed, or diverted from the waste stream.
Increased regulatory requirements and pressure imposed by the community make developing new landfill facilities difficult, if not impossible, in many instances. Therefore, sometimes the only option will be expanding existing landfill spaces to hold more waste by fully capitalizing the existing footprint using reinforced structures. Using our MSE walls for land fill applications as a component of a landfill infrastructure construction and expansion has the following benefits:
- Creates additional capacity to landfill waste over an existing footprint
- Has a reduced footprint compared to traditional earth embankments
- Less costly than a traditional earth embankment
The architectural flexibility of the Reinforced Earth® technology for MSE walls for land fill applications is clearly apparent when used for landfills in close liaison with architects, city planners, and landscapers. Concrete facings come in a wide variety of finishes and patterns. Welded wire mesh facings represent a durable solution for building reinforced embankments that blend seamlessly into the environment, either by covering them with vegetation or a stone finish.