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SynTerra is an innovator of environmental solutions for the pulp and paper industry.

Known for expertise in solid waste, residuals management, and groundwater, SynTerra provides a broad range of services to a diverse set of clients — from the largest companies to small independent mills.

SynTerra expertise covers: all major regulatory programs; mill environmental, health, and safety initiatives; facilities design; and technical staffing. SynTerra innovations include the use of large diameter geotextile tubes for wastewater treatment sludge dewatering and the use of fiber sludge landfill caps.

Accurately project your landfill life and volume.

SynTerra has the expertise to help companies plan for future construction phases and budget capital, or to help those simply seeking a better way to compute landfill life and volume. SynTerra specializes in measuring the volume of materials placed in landfill cells and projecting landfill life.

Using advanced digital tools and years of expertise to assist the landfill owner — including tools like digital topographic maps and information like in-place water disposal rates — SynTerra creates highly accurate volume estimates and provides you with engineering drawings that are useful in daily operations and planning. These resources will help you identify:

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Isolated areas of overfilling where waste will need to be redistributed prior to final closure

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Areas of significant settlement or subsidence

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Conformance of the waste disposal to permitted grades and limits

Improve your landfill with operations support.

Our solutions help landfill owners improve landfill stability, maximize available space, comply with applicable environmental regulations, and more. SynTerra identifies improvements that can be readily implemented. Our solutions include:

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Use of residuals as a construction material replacing cover soils or interior earthen berms, creating additional waste disposal capacity

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Retrofitting the landfill with surface water and subsurface drainage structures that improve waste stability, enhance waste consolidation, and increase landfill airspace

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Adjustment of waste placement sequencing to provide improved waste compaction and ease disposal during wet season operations

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Blending of waste materials for odor control and improved overall workability

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Use of a coarse waste material as an internal drainage medium

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Identification of waste disposal methods that may impact operator safety

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Assistance in landfill airspace valuation and in examining the economics of solid waste disposal options

Other SynTerra capabilities in the pulp and paper industry

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Residual characterization

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Beneficial reuse of residuals

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Landfill development

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Storm water and wastewater BMP plans

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SPCC Rule compliance

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NPDES permit support

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Environmental management system development

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Impoundment closures

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Landfill lifecycle planning

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Pond dewatering and residuals management

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Volume determinations and life projections

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Solid waste disposal economic evaluations

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Groundwater monitoring and statistical analysis

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Groundwater alternate source demonstrations

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Wetlands permitting

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Phase I environmental site assessment

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Asbestos and lead-based paint surveys