Landfills can undergo significant postclosure land uses (PCLU) once the final cover is installed and the landfill is certified as "closed." PCLUs can encompass uses from golf courses, recreational parks and habitat, to business parks, retail sites, and energy generation resources. Several developed postclosure uses are summarized here, including:

PCLUs on several California landfills were covered in a recent workshop series in Stockton, California. The workshop series covered a number of PCLU projects in the Bay Area, Sacramento and other locales.