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Test how much you know about the Miramar Landfill, you may notknow as much as you think you do. Click "Start Quiz" below to begin.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     When is the landfill scheduled for closure?

    • A.

      2019

    • B.

      2011

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      2016

    Correct Answer
    A. 2019
    Explanation
    A.)According to Miramar Landfill's PIO Jose Ysea, the projected closure date for the landfill is 2019.

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  • 2. 

    Batteries are allowed to be dropped off in the landfill?

    • A.

      Yes, batteries can be dropped off in the landfill.

    • B.

      No, batteries can only be dropped off at the Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility (located outside of the landfill).

    • C.

      Both, batteries can be dropped off at the landfill disposal site and at the Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility.

    Correct Answer
    B. No, batteries can only be dropped off at the Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility (located outside of the landfill).
    Explanation
    B.) No, batteries and other hazardous materials are absolutely not allowed in the Miramar Landfill. All hazardous waste must be taken to the Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility.

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  • 3. 

    Radioactive material is allowed at the Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    B.) False, radioactive material along with lead waste, asbestos waste,compressed gas cylinders, explosives and PCBs are not allowed to be disposed of in the landfill or the Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility.

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  • 4. 

    This year the Miramar Landfill will be celebrating its 50th anniversary?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A.) True, the Miramar Landfill opened in 1959 so this year marks the landfills 50th anniversary.

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  • 5. 

    90% of the gases produced from the landfill are used as fuel to power the electrical generators?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A.) True, methane, a greenhouse gas, produced as a byproduct of the landfill, is captured and used to provide 90% of the fuel to power electrical generators at the Metropolitan Biosolids Center and North City Water Reclamation Plant to total 10MW.

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  • 6. 

    Bioacoustics as well as stuffed seagulls are placed in deathlike positions around the landfill to frighten birds?

    • A.

      Birds are not a problem at the landfill.

    • B.

      Only, stuffed seagulls are placed are placed in the deathlike positions around the landfill.

    • C.

      Only, bioacoustics are positioned around the landfill to frighten off birds.

    • D.

      Both bioacoustics and stuffed seagulls in the deathlike position are used to frighten off birds.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both bioacoustics and stuffed seagulls in the deathlike position are used to frighten off birds.
    Explanation
    D.) Yes, both bioacoustics and stuffed seagulls in the deathlike position are used to frighten off birds. Because the landfill is adjacent to Miramar Air Station seagulls, ravens and other birds attracted to food waste found the landfill could get sucked into jet engines. This endangers pilot's lives and can damage sophisticated and costly flight equipment.

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  • 7. 

    How many tons of waste is dumped into the landfill each year?

    • A.

      2 million tons

    • B.

      839,000 tons

    • C.

      1.1 million tons

    • D.

      1.2 million tons

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.1 million tons
    Explanation
    C.) 1.1 million tons of waste is dumped into the landfill each year.

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  • 8. 

    What year was the landfill originally planned to close?

    • A.

      1993

    • B.

      1992

    • C.

      2006

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    B. 1992
    Explanation
    B.) The landfill was originally supposed to close in 1992 and now the projected closure date is 2019.

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  • 9. 

    The landfill uses a liner design which essentially forms a giant trash bag?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A.) True, this liner system serves to encapsulate the refuse within multiple layers of impervious material, including clay soil and polyethylene, a hard but flexible plastic sheeting which is heat-fused together, essentially forming a huge trash bag.

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  • 10. 

    City of San Diego residents can pick up mulch, compost and wood chips for free?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A.)True, City of San Diego residents may self-load up to two cubic yards of compost or mulch for free with proof of residency.

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