It the developed nations it seems to be unfashionable to talk and write about landfills. The world has moved on and wants to talk about all those new technological developments which can turn waste into chic recycled goods, into energy to power our cars, fertilizer to grow food, and more. With the UK in step […]
Welcome to the IPPTS Landfill Site Website
Our topics span from landfill engineering, to landfill alternatives, plus recycling, and the push for the end to landfills. All this, as society reaches-out for the ultimate achievement of "zero waste".
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An Introduction to the Landfill Site Technical WebsiteWatch this video to find out what this website is all about.
Our Opinion on LandfillsWatch this to understand our viewpoint on landfills
What is Waste Pretreatment?Waste pretreatment methods and related developments feature prominently on this website. Watch this to find out what we mean by "waste pretreatment", and why it is important. What is Waste Pretreatment?
What are Waste Technologies?Watch this is you need to know what we mean by "waste technologies". What are Waste Technologies?
We make the case for Waste Reporting and Auditing to offset and reduce rising landfill costs (especially land fill tax bills). Such costs could be an expensive overhead, and waste collection costs are likewise a significant expense as well and continually increasing. Any type of approach which minimizes waste disposal costs, for any business, as well […]
You don’t often see a company describing themselves as waste removal companies (removers) and yet in effect there are a wide range of operators that provide waste removal services, so we decided to write about them. Who are the waste removers? Any company which offers a service to remove waste from multiple locations can be […]
How about more pictures of landfills for you to look at? This article is a preview of our portfolio, to whet our visitor’s interest in viewing our portfolio section, which contains more than 35 pictures and rising. These are the most interesting landfill site pictures which we have collected over the last 20 years or […]
The following page is a historical page full of pictures of landfills which we have kept from our original website. By today’s standards of multi-media web pages these landfill pictures look of really mediocre quality, but we hope you will find this page interesting for its historical images. Please note that that this web page is […]
Waste Decomposition: The Main Stages of waste decomposition, otherwise known as the waste degradation process An understanding of the Main Stages of waste decomposition, or the waste degradation process is essential to understand how a landfill will gradually change over many years. We are often asked how many years will it take before a particular […]
For any well run landfill site the accurate recording of waste inputs is essential for effective management of the site, and is be required by most national waste management regulations, to enable verifiable returns to be made to the waste regulatory body. Good Practice for Landfill Weighbridge Layouts On site weighbridges are the best way […]
Government Sponsored Research Shows Slow Waste Decomposition Means Landfills Present 1000 Year Liability (This article is based upon one which we first wrote for this website in 2004. The issues raised remain largely un-addressed and we think that they are as pertinent today as they were at the time.) Research published in September 2004, which was […]
NISP and Landfilling Tyres In case you have not heard of NISP, and how that organisation got involved with landfilling tyres to UK landfills, here is an explanation: Industrial Symbiosis brings together companies from all business sectors with the aim of improving cross industry resource efficiency by exchanging materials, energy and water and sharing assets, logistics […]
This well researched article should clarify a great deal about frugal tyre use and tyre recycling. By Ken McEvoy (written in 2005?) Under European Law it is no longer possible to dump car tyres into landfill sites which means we have to find a solution to the problem of what to do with old tyres […]
Every now and again an idea comes along which seems so obvious that you wonder why nobody thought of it before, and the BSI PAS 108: Specification for production of tyre bales for use in construction, is one of those. This simple act should revolutionise the use of tyre bales in civil engineering and landscape applications, […]
The following is a list of the top 20 UK Waste Consultants 2014 from a 2013 survey, taken from the 2014 NCE Consultants File, which was produced from a questionnaire completed by all UK consultants who wished to submit their details. The list is in descending order with the highest turnover companies at the top. 1 […]
The following is a list of the top 20 UK Consultants for 2013, taken from the 2014 NCE Consultants File, which was produced from a questionnaire which was completed by all the larger UK Consultants in 2013. The list is in descending order with the highest turnover companies at the top. 1 URS 2 AECOM […]
The following is a list of the top 20 UK Water Contractors for 2013, taken from the 2012 NCE Contractors File, which was produced from a questionnaire which was completed by UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012. The list is in descending order with the highest turnover companies at the top. 1 Balfour Beatty 2 Costain […]
The following is a list of the top 20 UK Civil Engineering Contractors for 2013, taken from the 2012 NCE Contractors File, which was produced from a questionnaire which was completed by UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012. The list is in descending order with the highest turnover companies at the top. 1 Balfour Beatty […]
The question “How Many Landfills are There?” is one which has often been addressed to “The Landfill Site”. Please tell us if you know better, but as far as we know, nobody is keeping a record of how many landfills exist currently which are open and operating in the world, let alone keeping a list […]