California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Climate Change and Solid Waste Management

Workshop: Technologies and Management Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfills Guidance Document

February 26, 2008
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

CalEPA Headquarters
Coastal Hearing Room (webcast available)
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California


Purpose: The objective of this project was to develop a guidance document that landfill operators and regulators can use to evaluate potential actions that can be implemented to achieve additional greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from landfills beyond what are currently occurring with existing landfill practices. The study is based on an evaluation of existing state-of-the-practice technologies, as reflected in published literature, reports to regulatory agencies, and the Project Team's familiarity and experience with specific landfill and landfill gas (LFG) practices and projects. The report evaluates various technologies and practices and describes practical and cost-effective site-specific measures that can be used on a voluntary basis to reduce GHG emissions from landfills in California. The technologies include LFG, landfill, and alternative waste management strategies that can serve to reduce methane emissions from landfills. The workshop include a summary of the draft Report and various suggested best management practices (BMPs).

Report Follow-up: At its meeting on April 22, 2008, the California Integrated Waste Management Board discussed and released the final report which helps California landfill operators reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills. The report, "Technologies and Management Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfills" is available on CIWMB's Publications website. The report recommends best management practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfills in California.

  • 9:00 a.m.--Introductions and Workshop Logistics
  • 9:15 a.m.--Climate Change History and Background on Project
  • 9:30 a.m.--Summary of Project Team and Technical Advisory Group
  • 9:45 a.m.--Presentation of Draft Report
  • 10:30 a.m.--Break
  • 10:45 a.m.--Presentation of Draft Report (continued)
  • 11:15 a.m.--Questions and Comments
  • 11:45 a.m.--Closing Remarks and Next Steps
  • 12:00 p.m.--Adjournment

This workshop will be available via webcast at During the broadcast, please email questions and comments to

 For more information, please contact Stephanie Young at or (916) 341-6357.

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