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Guided Tour/Lunch – McCommas Bluff Landfill (12/5/09)

Posted by youngsierrans on November 10, 2009

landfillHey Young Sierrans! Another behind-the-scenes, environmental educational opportunity awaits your participation!

Just in time for the holiday season, the City of Dallas has gratefully arranged a guided tour for our group of the McCommas Bluff Landfill (MBL).  You may have read all about it in last month’s Advocate magazine cover story, Trash to Treasure. Here’s our opportunity to tour and learn about this big business, waste management facility.

As one of the largest municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in the country, the MBL typically receives 7,000 tons of MSW per day and supports a 5-million cubic feet per day high-BTU landfill gas (LFG) processing facility. The enhanced leachate recirculation (ELR) project has been coined Texas’ largest “recycling” project since it could result in the destruction of up to 40% of the in-situ waste volume.

Optional lunch at the Old Monk follows the tour.  Please RSVP by 12/3.

Date: December 5th, 2009

Carpool Meet Up Time at the Old Monk: 9:15am (depart 9:30am)

Tour Time: 10am

More Info: Landfill Bio-Technology for McCommas Bluff Landfill (PDF) from the Sustainable Communities Conference (Feb-09). MBL – The Pursuit of Renewable Natural Gas (PDF) from the National Biomethane Summitt (Jun-09).


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