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More Pictures of Landfills

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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 so. We have grouped them into categories to allow you to decide which interest you the most. Our favourites are the pictures of landfill plant (scroll down to see them!).

Landfills during Construction Work

Pictures of Landfills showing how they are built in the United Kingdom to contain leachate and gas, in order to protect the environment.

An HDPE landfill liner. HDPE landfill liner weld A progression of landfill lining layers on a slope development of a landfill liner HDPE geomembrane liner. Liner with protective blanket A new waste  transfer station and recycling facility A UK landfill site during restoration capping Borth_Perim_Cut_off

Examples of Good Landfilling

Most of what we see on the internet and elsewhere is about bad publicity about landfills. The fact is that a well run landfill can be a good neighbour. But, it only needs one or two that are are poorly run to give the whole industry a bad name. Naturally, the worst run landfills get a lot of publicity, but the vast majority of UK landfills closely controlled by the Environment Agency, and are well run. Here are a few examples of well restored landfills. Would you be able to tell that there was once rubbish tipped there?

A restored landfill with new planting Pasture or a restored landfill? A landfill reed bed in Scotland A landfill where compost is used as temporary cover

Pictures of Plant Working on Landfills

Landfill operations require the use of some of the most sophisticated earthmoving plant. We explain what these machines are used for.

A landfill compactor on a skyline of waste A compactor working on the daily waste cell Landfill compactor front-on bucket view Grader with auto laser levelling Vibratory roller compactor

Pictures of methods used to prevent bad neighbour emissions from Landfills 

Landfill operations can provide an unpleasant experience for neighbouring residents. Landfill gas escapes can produce a very unpleasant smell, and other odours can occur from standing leachate (waste contaminated water). We provide pictures of the equipment and methods which are used to prevent, these emissions.

A permanent flare A large landfill gas generation plant An aerial view of a leachate treatment plant Leachate treatment plant in Durban, South Africa A leachate storage lagoon A leachate treatment plant A leachate treatment plant with a reed bed (left) A reed bed for leachate treatment The result of leachate treatment Landfill monitoring

Now that you have seen these thumbnail sized images, we suggest that you take a look at these pictures of landfill subjects full size here.

When you have done that have a look at our old landfill pictures here (its like our own “way-back machine”, and shows just a little bit what our original website looked like).

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    • Louis Desaulniers
    • 14/04/2018

    This is really a great page of landfil pics! I’m doing research on available information about recycling for our school children, and I’m glad I found this. I hope to share this with others in the future. Thanks for wriing it!

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