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December 9, 2022

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Robert Bachus to Present on Performance of Modern Municipal Landfills at A&WMA Brown Bag Seminar

Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. (Georgia) will present "Lessons and Innovations from The Performance of Modern Municipal Solid Waste Landfills with Emphasis on Long-Term Post-Closure Care" at a brown bag seminar hosted by the Georgia Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA). The event will take place at Barnes and Thornburg LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EST on December 16, 2022.

Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste byproduct characterization, and the permitting and design of waste containment facilities.

Founded in 1907, the A&WMA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations as they make critical decisions that benefit society.


Design, construction, operation, and closure of municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills have all been regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) since the 1990s as the "law of the land." While the solid waste industry has learned several valuable lessons regarding the performance of these facilities, it finds itself asking about the long-term care and responsibility of this essential infrastructure component. This presentation will briefly highlight many of the lessons garnered from over 30 years of modern landfill operations and will look into future of landfills. The presentation will provide insight regarding sustainable and innovative long-term solutions to questions commonly asked to the USEPA, including alternative closure concepts, beneficial reuse of landfills, and techniques that address very long-term post-closure care of these facilities while being proactive of human health and the environment.

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About A&WMA: https://www.awma.org/content.asp?contentid=144
For consultation regarding landfills, contact Bob Bachus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Bob: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/robert-bachus