Landfills prevent waste from being blown away by wind

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polluting the environment. Landfills prevent waste from being blown away by wind by covering them with soil, while the waste in dumps is easily blown by the wind because of they are not dug deep enough. Landfills also minimize the awful smell of the waste products, but since dumps are rarely covered with anything they produce terrible smells. Dumps allow birds and other animals like rodents to scatter waste, while landfills discourage from digging them out. Calculating a City’s Municipal Solid Waste in a Year A city with 20,000 people each producing 5 pounds of municipal solid waste in a day, will produce 1,800 of municipal solid waste in one year. This is arrived at by calculating the number of solid waste pounds produced in a month by multiplying 5 pounds by the number of days in a month, which is 30 and the results is 150 pounds of municipal solid waste which is further multiplied by the number of months in a year which 12 hence getting the 1,800 municipal solid waste annually. Calculating the Area of the Landfill
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE 6 In a city with a volume of 300,000m cubed and depth with 15m the area of the landfill would be 20,000 meters square. It is calculated by dividing volume and the depth which gives out the required area. References
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE 7 Karak, T., Bhagat, R. M., & Bhattacharyya, P. (2012). Municipal solid waste generation, composition, and management: the world scenario. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology , 42 (15), 1509-1630. Retrieved from Li, X. G., Lv, Y., Ma, B. G., Chen, Q. B., Yin, X. B., & Jian, S. W. (2012). Utilization of municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash in blended cement. Journal of Cleaner Production , 32 , 96-100. Retrieved from ? page=11649&per_page=100&search_field=all... Optimal Routing of Solid Waste Collection Trucks: A Review of Methods. (2018, October 9). Retrieved from Sussman, R., Greeno, M., Gifford, R., & Scannell, L. (2013). The effectiveness of models and prompts on waste diversion: A field experiment on composting by cafeteria patrons. Journal of Applied Social Psychology , 43 (1), 24-34. Retrieved from %20%26%20Scannell%202013.pdf

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