A two-part overview of the state-of-the-art in landfill management is presented with emphasis on the production and characteristics of landfill leachate and gas and methods for control and treatment. The patterns of production of landfill leachate and gas are illustrated with results from a landfill simulation study with and without leachate recycle. Leachate treatment options are summarized and fortified by information derived from selected literature reports.

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