Landfill excavation is multi-disciplinary in scope involving aspects of program design, planing and coordination, site management, and most importantly, communication among site personnel.
Site History and discovery
Landfill artifact type and associated hazard
Setting up Health & Safety program
Geophysical Site Assessment
Locate the artifacts within the landfill
Use GIS to assist with location
Site Investigation Sampling
Initial sampling to verify hazards
Heavy Equipment Operation
Use crew with previous hazardous landfill excavation experience.
After artifact characterization, process the artifact into the proper waste stream.
Health and Safety
Determine what the site hazards are and set up a safety program that addresses the hazards and insures flexibility.