Odor Mitigation at the South Wake Landfill

Odor Mitigation at the South Wake Landfill

In 2017, Wake County installed a new type of odor-control system spanning the southern perimeter of the South Wake Landfill. The system has been in place for just under a year and consists of a pipe eight inches in diameter and 3,500 feet long. The pipe disperses a...
Employing New Weapons to Fight Landfill Odors

Employing New Weapons to Fight Landfill Odors

Landfill owners spend millions to control or prevent noxious odors, one of their greatest struggles. In less common, worst-case scenarios, they invest millions more dealing with lawsuits. Some of best defenses against the uphill battle are complex gas collection...
The Science of Odor

The Science of Odor

Our sense of smell—like our sense of taste—is part of our chemosensory system, or the “chemical senses”. In order for us to smell a particular thing molecules from that thing must make it into our noses. We can smell things because those things that we smell are...
Odorous Assault

Odorous Assault

Odor is an ongoing challenge for landfills and compost operations, but not because of biological changes. Byers Scientific founder, Marc Byers, weighs in. Odor is an ongoing challenge for landfills and compost operations, but not because of biological changes. Byers...