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MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE SLOPE FAILURE. I: WASTE AND FOUNDATION SOIL PROPERTIES

H. T. Eid, T. D. Stark, W. D. Evans, and P. E. Sherry
May 1, 2000
JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING / MAY 2000

This paper describes a slope failure in a municipal solid waste landfill, with lateral and vertical displacements of up to 275 and 61 m, respectively. To facilitate the analyses, this paper investigates shear strength of municipal solid waste using field and laboratory test results and back-analysis of failed waste slopes.

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