Huntsville Sanitary Landfill
Huntsville Solid Waste Disposal Authority
4100 Leeman Ferry Rd, S of int Leeman Ferry & Johnson Rd, Huntsville, AL 35804 • (256) 881-8700
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Huntsville Sanitary Landfill is located at 4100 Leeman Ferry Rd, S of int Leeman Ferry & Johnson Rd, Huntsville, AL 35804. To contact Huntsville Sanitary Landfill, call (256) 881-8700, or view more information below. Looking for more locations in Huntsville, AL? Scroll down to see a listing of waste locations and handlers towards the bottom of this page.
Waste Resources for Huntsville, AL
4100 Leeman Ferry Rd, S of int Leeman Ferry & Johnson Rd
Huntsville, AL 35804
Phone & Fax
F: (256) 880-7615
Waste Handlers in Huntsville, AL
Bin There Dump That Huntsville
Serving the Huntsville Area
Huntsville, AL 35801
GTE PRODUCTS OF CONNECTICUT CORP
2951 Green Mountain Rd SE
Huntsville, AL 35803
SANDERS CLEANERS INC
1215 Jordan Ln NW
Huntsville, AL 35816
TRIHAZ SOLUTIONS, LLC
900 Conception Ave NW
Huntsville, AL 35801
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What is the purpose of a landfill?
The purpose of a landfill is to provide an effective way to dispose of waste material. Landfills are designed and operated under environmental regulations, providing a safe and efficient way to dispose of solid waste materials.
When properly managed, landfills can protect communities from potential contamination and help preserve scarce resources by reducing emissions and protecting surface and groundwater resources.
How do landfills work?
Landfills are typically constructed in layers, with each layer consisting of a protective liner and waste materials. The top layer consists of soil or non-degradable materials such as plastic to ensure that the contents remain contained within the landfill.
As additional waste is added to the landfill, it is compacted into a dense form and covered with soil or non-degradable cover material. This helps to minimize the release of odors and prevent the entry of pests into the landfill site. Additionally, leachate collection systems are installed to capture liquids that the decomposing waste materials may generate.
This liquid is then treated before being released back into the environment. Landfill gas-to-energy systems are also installed in some landfills to capture and convert the methane gas from decomposing waste into electricity.
As landfills reach capacity, they are typically closed off and monitored for environmental compliance before being rehabilitated or covered with soil. By taking these steps, communities can ensure that their landfills are effectively managed and do not threaten the environment.
What happens to the waste in a landfill?
The waste materials deposited into landfills undergo a process of decomposition over time. This process is known as biodegradation, which occurs as bacteria and other microorganisms break down the materials in the landfill.
As the materials decompose, they are converted into nutrient-rich soil that can be used for landscaping or landfill rehabilitation. Additionally, landfill gas-to-energy systems capture methane gas generated through this process and convert it into renewable energy.
By taking these steps, landfill operators can help ensure that landfill contents are managed responsibly and do not threaten the environment.
What kind of safety measures are taken at landfill sites?
Landfill sites are designed with special safety measures to protect the environment and nearby communities from potential health risks associated with landfill waste. These measures include landfill liners and leachate collection systems to prevent landfill waste from contaminating nearby soil and water.
Additionally, landfill gas-to-energy systems are typically installed in some landfills to capture and convert the methane gas from decomposing waste into electricity. Finally, landfill sites may also employ safety systems such as odor control, landfill compaction equipment, landfill covers, and landfill monitoring systems to ensure that landfill sites are managed responsibly.
By taking these steps, landfill operators can help protect the environment and nearby communities from potential health risks associated with landfill waste.