|Intermediate Cover Solutions|
ConCover SW – Specially Made For Your Longer Term NeedsUnlike other cover manufacturers, New Waste Concepts has actually developed a cover specifically intended for intermediate use: ConCover SW.
Intermediate covers are placed on previously active working faces of the landfill that won't be covered with waste for an extended period of time, typically from about 7 to 60 days or longer.
ConCover SW is both stronger and more durable then our daily covers, and less expensive per square foot then our longest term cover (ConCover 180). The ideal solution for your intermediate cover needs, ConCover SW can also be integrated with our SuperSeal 40 or HydraGuard additives, further extending the designed life of this intermediate use product line.
Why Use Intermediate CoversIntermediate covers have traditionally consisted of a layer of soil, and in some circumstances included the use of an additional layer of plastic scrim or geotextile material. The reason for using intermediate covers are in part the same as those for using daily covers – controlling odors from contaminants, blowing litter, vectors and fires.
The soil cover was often graded for encouraging surface water run-off, however, this method was rather inefficient and time consuming.
Covering inactive areas of the landfill’s working face with ConCover SW will economically reduce the amount of soil being used for cover, thus decreasing the amount of fuel, maintenance and labor used to operate heavy equipment for excavating, moving and placing this soil covering.
Reducing operational costs, saving valuable air space, and increasing the specific density of the waste are the additional benefits of using intermediate covers as opposed to soil.
When vegetation growth for erosion control is part of the cover equation, ConCover SW is the most economical solution - even under the most adverse and difficult environments.