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In the old days, landfill operators used to cover trash with six inches of soil or clay at the end of a day’s work. You can imagine how time-consuming that became, as you had to dig up the soil on-site or import it. These days, most people turn to “alternative landfill covers,” (ADC), like geosynthetic tarps, which are far more efficient. But with all the ADC solutions out there, which one is right for you? Let’s break down daily landfill covers and find out.

What is a Daily Landfill Cover?

A daily landfill cover is exactly how it sounds—a cover you put over unfinished landfills. Putting a cover over your landfill when you’re not filling it stops odors from spreading to residential areas, as well as the wind from blowing your trash out of the landfill.

Which Daily Landfill Cover is Right for You?

Daily landfill covers can be anything from shredded tires to spray-on foams to geosynthetic tarps. While you have a lot of choices, Belton’s geosynthetic covers are one of the best solutions out there. Here’s why.

1. They’re long-lasting

You’re going to be taking this cover on and off every day, which means you don’t want some cheap plastic from the home improvement store. You want something that resists tears, something that you can drag over rough terrain without worrying about punctures. Belton’s landfill covers are made from 100% polypropylene slit tape yarn (read: really strong), so you can be confident your cover will last.

2. They’re re-usable

Some people use waste-derived materials, like ash or shredded tires, to cover their landfills. While that may work in the short term, these green materials eventually run out. Geosynthetic covers, on the other hand, are re-usable, meaning you won’t have to purchase or produce materials every day.

3. They’re cost-efficient

The durability of Belton covers means you’ll save money in the long run. Other daily landfill covers, such as foams and spray-on slurries, run out fast, and you’ll need to buy special equipment to apply these.

Looking for a Durable Landfill Cover?

Choose from three of our landfill covers:

We can help you find the right daily landfill cover for you. Contact us, and we’ll walk you through the daily landfill covers that we offer.