The ARB is hosting an International Symposium next week in Sacramento on Near-Term Solutions for Climate Change Mitigation in California. Landfills will be the subject of two sessions on Tuesday morning. Both appear to be focused on increasing landfill gas capture and methane to energy strategies:
Methane Capture and Use: A Proven Near-Term Solution for Reducing GHGs
Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Landfills: Waste to methane is cost effective...
There are no sessions on technologies to reduce landfill emissions by diverting organic material from landfills, or technologies to increase the efficiency of recycling. If we are going to achieve the kind of real reductions necessary to help avert climate change, the focus on the waste sector will need to be expanded to include recycling based technologies as well as landfill gas capture.