In the paper the most important rules of conduct switched during construction, operation and reclamation of municipal waste landfill is presented. The guidelines provided in the Regulation of the Minister of Environment of 26 February 2009 (J. L. 39 pos. 320 from 2009), which amended Decree of the Minister of Environment of 24 March 2003 on detailed requirements for the location, construction, operation and closure, which should correspond to the different types of landfills (J.L. 2003 no. 61 pos. 549) were used. On the basis of the regulations it is now possible to identify all elements that the designer should absolutely include in the proposed landfill project. Regulation specific parameters are given only when it is necessary (because of the requirements for human health, the environment, or the transfer of EU legislation). The paper presents several sample, correct solutions used in practice.