The following article was published on January 2nd, 2020 in Waste Advantage Magazine (and online). To view the source version, go here.
- Odors are generated when turning the windrows. Direct application to the windrows immediately after turning can provide days of sustained odor control.
- If the operation resides next to sensitive receptors, a perimeter system would help prevent any impact to the community.
Transfer Station Operations
- The doors should have misting down the sides and across the top to treat the air leaving the building
- A misting system should be installed over the tipping floor. The system should run at all times when trash is on the tipping floor
- Main doors throughout the facility should remain closed as much as possible
- Any roof vents or other locations where odors can escape should be covered with odor control misting
- Misting over the truck during loading, as well as staging and tarping areas is also very effective
- The asphalt/concrete thoroughfares around the facility should be washed down regularly with an odor control product either in a street sweeper or pressure washer
- Trucks in and out of the facility carry odorous waste on their tires and undercarriage as well as leak leachate
- Trash in the tunnel and/or pit should be removed daily
• While waiting to enter facility, trucks should be staged as far away from neighbors as possible.
- Moisture content is not a concern
- Heavy misting as close to the waste as possible both overhead and on push wall
- Daily wash down of all surfaces and equipment with odor control product using a pressure washer
- Storage tank vents emit odors when filling and emptying liquids
- Tankers emit odors when loading liquids
Stay Ahead of Odor Challenges