Interim rural solid waste management IIb
Captions to illustrations (fax)
Salvage Area—away from designated dumping areas; keep clear of trash
Cover material stockpile or backdirt, near designated working face
Trench—maybe 8-12 feet deep and 15-20 ft wide
active cell is as small as possible but wide enough for equipment to get in to compact trash, to consolidate into smallest space, and to cover.
temporary, can be moved and set up near the “working face” (spot where trash goes)
catches some blowing trash (regular compaction and cover is much more effective)
directs people to where they should be placing their garbage
keeps water from running into the wastes
helps direct people to the “working face” or tipping point
may help keep people and vehicles from falling into the trench
Note that the ground outside the active cell has been graded to slope gently away from the trench in order to keep water away
Problems shown in photos—
you can see that garbage has not been compacted or covered. It has been allowed to pile up over two feet deep
people dump all over the trench. No sign pointing to dump stuff in just one spot
trench would last longer if the trash, drums, other items were crushed flat
This facility has no gate, no attendant, and no sign indicating when dumping hours are. Because of poor access control:
people might bring in all sorts of stuff that could be hazardous to the land or to the next person or child bringing their trash
someone has set their wastes on fire.
Several Villages have had homes or entire communities evacuated or burned out because of dump fires. The smoke can obscure the airfield; can carry materials such as mercury and acids to settle on rivers and bushes; and can trigger asthma.
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