Afteruse of Landfills. Methodological approach, project requisites and relationship with the surrounding area
Sanitary landfills still today represent one of the most widely applied methods of waste management. However, the characteristics of this type of plant represent a particular challenge for the environment due to the potential release of pollutants, for the surrounding area as the plant may affect local organization and functions, and for the landscape as both the size and the morphology of a landfill may establish new relationships with the landscape.
In the case of older landfills, reclamation measures are frequently required, although these can be undertaken to enable co-existence with modern waste disposal operations based on an integrated system of waste management, and should be included by land-use urban planning as a place of mutual interest to the community.
The modern landfills designed to reduce the impact produced on the environment and the territory, may provide an opportunity to intervene with large scale projects. Based on these premises, it would be interesting to focus on the possibility of future reclamation of the landfills under construction during the design stage by applying an approach that takes into account future use from a technical and, economical perspective from the outset.
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