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Technologies and Management Options for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Landfills


A major concern of California and the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) is reducing greenhouse gases (GHG). One major source of GHG is landfill gases (LFG), especially methane.
CIWMB’s Project Team, under the management of SCS Engineers, environmental consultants and contractors, researched and developed this report. The report is designed primarily as a guidance document for landfill operators and regulators and provides recommended technologies and management practices for reducing LFG emissions through improved landfill design, construction, operation, and closure. It is also designed to help evaluate whether potential landfill changes will lead to reduced LFG emissions.