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Fairless Landfill: Bucks County, Pennsylvania


Fairless Landfill: From Bucks County Battlefield to Sustainable Sanctuary

Fairless Landfill, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is a testament to humanity’s evolving relationship with waste. During the Civil War, this land was a battlefield and training ground that was eventually filled with abandoned borrow pits. As of 2016, it is now a municipal solid waste facility showcasing modern engineering and environmental innovation. This 178-acre behemoth can handle 3,500 tons of trash daily and champions sustainability with cutting-edge tech.

Waste to Watts: 

Fairless boasts a complex gas collection system. This state-of-the-art system uses pipes and geomembranes to capture methane, a potent greenhouse gas and byproduct of waste decomposition. The Landfill Gas collected at Fairless is then converted into enough clean energy to power over 1,700 homes! 

Green Giant: 

Fairless also embraces responsible waste management in other ways. An advanced leachate treatment plant purifies contaminated fluids, preventing environmental contamination. Additionally, the landfill employs high-tech measures like mist cannons and biofilters to minimize odor and emissions, ensuring the surrounding community enjoys fresh air.

Fairless Friends: 

Fairless Landfill is a magnet for educational tours. Schools and community groups get up close and personal with the intricacies of waste disposal and environmental stewardship. While you’re on your trip, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Bald Eagles! Thanks to the landfill’s habitat restoration efforts, these majestic birds have made the area their home, proving environmental responsibility can attract even the most discerning feathered friends.

Connection and Commitment: 

Fairless Landfill excels in waste management, setting a high standard for waste sustainability. COMANCO is committed to helping waste municipalities implement high-quality waste solutions, like those found at Fairless Landfill, across the United States and beyond. Our geosynthetic installations and gas mitigation systems ensure that landfill waste isn’t just forgotten garbage but is given a second chance as a valuable resource. Learn more about our environmental containment services on our website, or contact us today for a free quote on your next project. 


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