Essay on Civil Engineers : A Safe And Sanitary Site
The Meaning and Purpose of Sanitary Landfills
Legislators regulate solid waste with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D, while hazardous materials fall under RCRA Subtitle C or the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).  Under RCRA Subtitle D, local and state officials plan, regulate and manage consumer and nonhazardous industrial waste.
In the United States, roughly 2,000 Municipal landfills operate, typically under federal regulation. RCRA Subtitle C landfills accept and hold only hazardous materials until they no longer pose a threat to public safety.
Municipal solid waste landfills (MSWLFs) only accept common consumer debris. However, households also produce hazardous materials. As a result, municipalities commonly establish separate disposal sites for:
Some municipalities also accept nonhazardous industrial materials, such as include nontoxic sludge, limited generator waste and harmless industrial solid waste.
Industrial landfills only accept commercial solid debris deemed unsafe for municipal landfills. Each state enforces federal RCRA…