Landfills and Balefills

Source: Solid Waste Equipment Co. Inc.
Landfills and Balefills
After containing, transporting and processing solid waste, ultimately we must reach the final stage
After containing, transporting and processing solid waste, ultimately we must reach the final stage. It has only been in the last few decades that we have discovered how much harm an un-lined and unmonitored waste dump can be for our environment. Properly engineered landfills and balefills control toxic leachate, manage methane gases and conserve on land use all in an effort to avoid our garbage from being our children's problem in years to come. A standard landfill with a liner, leacheate collection system, gas monitoring and controlled cell growth can be a huge benefit for a community for many years. The newest technology in landfilling is a balefill. Precompaction of waste into stackable bales that require less ground cover and have greater compaction are becoming more and more popular in North America and the world at large. A balefill offers many advantages over a standard landfill design including cost effectiveness, better traffic control, less operating maintenance, fewer equipment replacement needs, far less blowing debris and reduced problems with birds and rodents. If your community is in the planning stages of designing a permanent diposal facility, we would encourage you to compare a balefill design along with a standard landfill. Every circumstance is different and a balefill may not be right for you, however, we feel it is worth exploring. Solid Waste Equipment Co Inc along with our Alliance partner, GMB International, Inc., offer standard landfill design and construction along with state-of-the-art balefill design and implementation. We perform feasibility studies as well to help you determine the optimal site, size and scope of your project. If incineration, recycling or other reduction methods need to be integrated into the system, you can turn to us for the complete job.

Solid Waste Equipment Co. Inc., 7630 L Street, Omaha, NE 68127. Tel: 402-592-4200; Fax: 402-592-7492.