Day-Tripping at the Landfill


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Day-Tripping at the Landfill

  1. 1. Day-Tripping to the Landfill: Eagle Cove School 3rd Graders Land at the Millersville, MD’s Landfill & Resource Recovery Center By Vicki Dabrowka Third Grade Teacher, Eagle Cove School Author: The Green Team Gazette
  2. 2. Let the Landfill Learning Begin! These Photos from our previous trip to the landfill on May 14, 2009 Notice the size of the vehicles & people.
  3. 3. Eye-Opening More Photos from our previous trip to the landfill on May 14, 2009 Plastic lined to protect the ground water…plastic chairs, cardboard, metal and more (recyclable items) were easy to see down below.
  4. 4. The Landfill: This Time Around These photos from our recent landfill trip on October 21st, 2010
  5. 5. More photos from our recent landfill trip on October 21st, 2010 The perspective was noticeable in that the landfill was not nearly as deep as it was a year and a half ago.
  6. 6. View from the Top On our October 21st trip, we visited the top and caught the view, complete with fall foliage.
  7. 7. Visiting the Resource Recovery Facility
  8. 8. Millersville Landfill Facts • Covers 564.838 acres; • Only active municipal solid waste landfill owned by Anne Arundel County, Maryland; • Lifespan can be extended by increased recycling & alternative waste management systems.
  9. 9. More Facts • 9 total cells—7 filled • Currently filling Cell 8; estimated 3 years until this cell is at maximum capacity; • Cell 9 is the largest cell at the facility; • Estimated to serve the county until 2030s unless recycling rate increases/waste rates decrease.
  10. 10. Still More Facts • 70,000 tons of trash are buried per year; • 23,000 tons of material are recovered for reuse/recycling per year; • Landfill recycling rate = 38% • Closed cells are capped; double liners are used; leachate (soiled landfill runoff) is collected; landfill is covered with dirt/ sand/mulch and re-lined nightly.
  11. 11. All photographs by Eagle Cove School Teachers from our October 21st, 2010 and the May 14th, 2009 trip to the Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility. Statistics provided from posters & displays on these pictures created by Anne Arundel County’s Department of Public Works Waste Management Service ~ Millersville Landfill & Resource Recovery Facility Information Sheet. To learn more, go to or ndResRec.cfm
  12. 12. PowerPoint Template Provided By 500,000 Downloadable PowerPoint Templates, Animated Clip Art, Backgrounds and Videos Created by Vicki Dabrowka, author of the environmental blog “The Green Team Gazette,” to highlight “Anne Arundel County’s Department of Public Works Waste Management Service~Millersville Landfill & Resource Recovery Facility” & the importance of recycling to reduce landfill waste/growth rates. or find “Green Team Gazette” on Facebook