Guidelines and check-list for evaluation of MSW landfills proposals with Information on existing landfills

The landfill is an unavoidable component in MSW Management and its planning and design, construction, operation & maintenance involves technical skills and safety measures in terms of health and environmental protection. The Municipal Solid wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000 specify relevant points with regard to site selection for proposed landfill site, facilities requires at landfill site, specification for landfilling, pollution prevention, water quality monitoring, ambient air quality monitoring, plantation at landfill site, closure of landfill site/ post closure, etc. These specific provisions are to be implemented as per rules and need to be ensured during the planning and design stage. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has made an effort to bring out the present document incorporating the check-list for quick review during monitoring of the landfill facilities all stages right from planning to commission of landfill facilities. Information on a few existing/operating landfill facilities set up by the local bodies is also presented in this document for reference purpose.