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Effective Litter Management: Planning & Operational Practices


Effective landfill litter containment and control should be viewed as a complete system that requires both thorough planning and the implementation of sound operational practices. When any one component of the system is overlooked, wind-driven litter can migrate throughout your site and beyond, resulting in regulatory fines, additional labor costs, and negative public relations.

Join Forester University for this live, educational, two-part webinar as returning speaker Troy Kechely (Engineering Consultant III/CAD & GIS Manager at Blue Ridge Services) enables you to best evaluate and bolster both the planning and operational elements of your litter management business.

Part 1 Course Description:
The first step of effective litter control is planning, and it must be approached from both short- and long-term mindsets.

This is achieved by integrating litter mitigation into your overall fill sequence and airspace management planning as well as daily cell construction and traffic flows, all of which requires a comprehensive understanding of your landfill’s possible sources of litter and how it is impacted by wind speed, direction, and seasonality.

This session will discuss wind modeling as a crucial part of the planning process that can help you identify potential problem areas and optimal fill areas.

Part 2 Course Description:
We will take a deeper dive into how operational improvements—including wind modeling for ideal litter fence placement, traffic management, and considerations for safe and effective litter cleanup—can lessen litter issues.

We have found that, with proper foresight and implementation, a layered litter fencing approach can be very effective, providing redundancy and flexibility for the landfill operator. But efforts should not stop at fences.

What if there was a way to reduce the main cause of litter: wind? In the same way that a snow drift fence can control the migration of snow, a litter fence can control the flow of litter. There are many different types of litter fences that work for different facilities, so it is important to put some thought into choosing the best option for yours. Using advanced computer modeling, a site-specific grading plan and wind screen orientation can be developed that drastically lowers the velocity of wind at your working area.

We will also explore other key factors, such as how traffic management can cut back on trucks driving through high-wind areas and how implementing separate, protected areas for un-tarping and cleanout can minimize litter migration.

Because litter can never be completely eliminated, we will detail when and how to pick up litter in addition to safety considerations for employees who come into close contact with litter.

Learning Objectives
Part 1 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to integrate litter planning into the overall planning structure of your site
  • Discover why fill sequence and airspace management planning must include litter mitigation
  • Know why understanding your facility’s prevailing wind flow is critical to effective litter prevention planning

Part 2 Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how the use of soil berms with fences can lower wind velocity at your working area
  • Identify how to best use litter and specialty fencing to create a capsule of low-velocity wind zones
  • Analyze how operational changes and long-term grading sequence plans can minimize litter impacts
  • Explore methods and frequency of cleaning up litter

Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast Series
Lectures: 2
Session: 3 H
Credits: 2 PDH / 0.2 CEU

On-Demand Webcasts> Waste ($129.00)


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