California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

LEA and Facility Operator Training

Landfill Gas Monitoring and Control Strategies at Developed Sites

Dates and Locations

March 22-23, 2006, Santa Ana
April 11-12, 2006, Alameda

In March and April 2006, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) offered two, two-day training classes to LEAs, landfill operators, and CIWMB staff on the topic of strategies for monitoring and controlling landfill gas at closed sites and/or developed sites. The goal of this class was to give attendees a better understanding of implementing gas monitoring and control regulations at developed sites and to share case studies on disposal sites already impacted by development.


64 people attended the training including LEAs and CIWMB staff. Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) continuing education units (CEUs) were offered.

Workshop Topics

  • Background
  • Landfill Gas Primer
  • Federal and State Regulations
  • Gas Monitoring
  • Gas Control Methods
  • Advanced Gas Monitoring
  • Advanced Gas Control
  • Case Studies
  • CIWMB’s Closed, Illegal, and Abandoned Sites Program
  • Using Tire-Derived Aggregate
  • Group Exercises

Instructors and Presenters

The engineering firm of SCS Engineers, Inc. was contracted by the CIWMB to instruct the two classes. Coupled with the technical curriculum presented by SCS Engineers and GC Environmental, Inc., there were several other presentations made by CIWMB and LEA staff, along with a special presentation by one of the CIWMB’s tire program consultants, Kennec Engineering, on the topic of tire-derived aggregate, a technology for recycling tires.


Day One

Day Two

Tire Derived Aggregate in Landfill Gas Collections Systems


Santa Ana


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