Financial Assurance for Solid Waste Facilities – Cost Estimate for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
This information is provided by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy to assist the public and regulated community.
Form #: 05-175C Financial Assurance Revised: 8/16/22
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Cost estimates should be broken down into activities and the costs based on those activities.

This is an example of a "detailed cost estimate" consisting of a breakdown of activities into categories, tasks, and unit costs.

Please use this as a guideline.


  1. Final Cover
    1. Infiltration Layer
      • Labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)
      • Materials (unit cost)
      • Equipment (equipment category, unit cost, hours)
      • Geotechnical
    2. Vegetative Layer (Erosion Layer)
      • Labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)
      • Materials (unit cost)
      • Equipment (equipment category, unit cost, hours)
    3. Flexible Membrane Liner
      • Labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)
      • Materials (unit cost)
      • Equipment (equipment category, unit cost, hours)
    4. Filter Fabric (Geomembrane)
      • Labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)
      • Materials (unit cost)
      • Equipment (equipment category, unit cost, hours)
    5. Venting Layer
    6. Drainage Layer
    7. Final Grading
  2. Surface Water Control Structures
    1. Labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)
    2. Materials (unit cost)
    3. Equipment (equipment category, unit cost, hours)
  3. Seeding, Mulching, Fertilizing
    1. Labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)
    2. Materials (seed unit cost, fertilizer, mulch)
    3. Equipment (equipment category, unit cost, hours)
  4. Gas Venting System
    1. Labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)
    2. Materials (unit cost)
  5. Project and Construction Management, (QA/QC)
    1. Engineering labor (labor category, unit cost, hours)(5% to 15% of total cost)
    2. Legal and Administrative (labor category, unit cost, hours)(5% of total cost)
    3. Computer, graphic supplies, reproduction
  6. Other direct costs (1% of total cost)
    1. Mobilization
    2. Per diem
    3. Lodging
  7. Overhead and Profit
  8. Contingencies (10%)


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Lincoln, NE 68509-8922

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