ASTM WK57011

    New Guide for Materials Intended For Discard Into Municipal Landfills

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D34.03 | Committee D34 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    This is a guide to determining appropriate materials and degradation performance of materials that will be purposefully or most likely discarded into municipal landfills. This guide covers the impact of the material on the operation, safety and environmental impact of the landfill.


    plastic, paper, metal, food, organics, waste,


    Landfills are the primary discard environment for a wide variety of materials. Some materials and products can create safety hazards, operational difficulties or affect the performance of the landfill. This standard provides a means for the evaluation of a material/products impact on the landfill. It also provides a framework for selecting materials that are not detrimental to the operation of a safe, environmentally sound and economically viable landfill.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Teresa Clark

    Draft Under Development