Landfill/Garbage dump response

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Landfill/Garbage dump response

For those of us who have one of these in our response area.Come share your stories and tips on responding to one.

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Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2011

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Spontaneous Combustion!

Started by Richard Armstrong. Last reply by Richard Armstrong Mar 6, 2011. 1 Reply

When you have rotting material or chemical soak material buried under the dirt it generates heat and can combust.With the landfill in our area they use foam pieces from an autoparts supplier and this…Continue

Other Hazzards

Started by Richard Armstrong Mar 6, 2011. 0 Replies

One hazzard that I found while working for the garbage company was the one that is a hidden one.The guy driving the big truck with a dump box.When he has his box in the air 40 ft. and then pulls…Continue

Safe guards!!

Started by Richard Armstrong Mar 6, 2011. 0 Replies

All the heavy vehicles that work in the pits and in the landfill area are fitted with fire suppression systems to #1..Put out a fire before it starts the surrounding garbage ablaze and #2.. To…Continue

You don't know what's in there!

Started by Richard Armstrong Mar 6, 2011. 0 Replies

Athough there are regulations and rules for the garbage industry You will never know what is in the landfill.Not everyone follows every rule and having worked for a garbage collection company I will…Continue

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