Published in Conservation and Recycling, Volume 1, Issue 3-4, January 1, 1977, pages 237-246.
Copyright © 1977 Elsevier.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author W. David Conn was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0361-3658(77)90013-3.
Completed landfills can provide the base for parks and other beneficial land uses, thus serving to recycle waste products into new forms. However, the conversion is not trouble-free. This paper examines some of the uses to which completed landfills have been put as well as the problems which have been encountered to date, and suggests actions which planners and solid waste managers can take to mitigate some of these problems in the future. Information is based largely on experiences in Los Angeles County, California, where landfilling has been both practised and studied over an extended period.
Urban, Community and Regional Planning