Some landfill operators are aiming to keep their facilities going for 100 years—or longer—and they have ideas for how to do it.
But there are caveats to planning that far into the future. Among them are the inevitable, such as changing waste streams and new rules and regulations. And from a technology perspective, an operation is only as good as its engineering design, equipment and systems options.
Long-term planners rely on collecting good data, following trends and leveraging what technology they have, while keeping an eye on emerging technologies. Then, there’s some educated guesswork involved.