alternative daily cover

A material used in place of dirt or soil to meet daily cover requirements at municipal solid waste landfills. The material can be a material normally found in the waste stream such as properly treated petroleum contaminated soil, or processed/ground sheet rock, or it may be a material manufactured specifically for daily cover purposes such as reusable tarps, biodegradable plastic tarps, or spray on products such as foam. ADC must provide all the functions of the soil it replaces in a daily cover application such as vector control, dust and litter control, and fire resistance