Odor Control/RCRA Subtitle D Landfills: Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials Report

January 22, 2021

By: Walter G. Wright

Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law

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The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (“ASTSWMO”) issued a December 2020 report titled:

Odor Control at RCRA Subtitle D Landfills (“Report”)

The Report was prepared by ASTSWMO’s Solid Waste Disposal and Conversion Task Force of the Materials Management Subcommittee.

The Report was produced as:

. . . a resource for solid waste regulators and others for addressing the generation and management of landfill gas and odors.

Topics addressed in the Report include:

  • Typical gases generated at landfills
  • Conditions that affect gas generation and migration
  • Potential remedies to landfill odor issues
  • Summary of results from a nationwide survey on regulatory requirements regarding landfill odor
  • Case studies in landfill odor management

Chapters and subchapters of the Report include:

  • Governmental Odor Requirements
    • Federal Odor Requirements
    • State Odor Requirements
  • Elements of Landfill Odor
    • Methane & Carbon Dioxide
    • Sulfur-containing Compounds
    • Ammonia (and Other Nitrogen-containing Compounds)
    • Non-Methane Organic Compounds
    • Odors Associated with Landfill Fires
  • Factors Affecting Odor Development
    • Meteorological Conditions
    • Operational Impacts
  • Odor Control Options
    • Landfill Operations
    • Odor Control Products and Technologies
  • Case Studies
  • Appendix A – Links to State Regulations
  • Appendix B – H2S Odor Control Strategies

A copy of the Report can be downloaded here.

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