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Fact Sheet: Use of Landfilling for Biosolids Management

Biosolids landfilling options include disposal in a monofill (a landfill that accepts only wastewater treatment plant biosolids), or in a co-disposal landfill (a landfill that combines biosolids with municipal solid waste (MSW)). Disposal in a monofill is regulared under 40 CFR Part 503 while disposal in MSW landfill is regulated under 40 CFR Part 258.

The biosolids technology fact sheet for landfilling of biosolids provides:

  • A description of landfilling for biosolids management
  • Applicability to wastewater treatment plants
  • Advantages and disadvantages of landfilling biosolids
  • Design criteria
  • Operation and maintenance information
  • Costs
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