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Zero Waste and UK Recycling Progress

Landfills vary immensely, but even the most recently developed are not considered to provide a sustainable way of getting rid of rubbish.  They can cause pollution, and certainly hold the potential to do so. Very few of us want to live near to them, and the methane gas produced by them is a major contributor […]

The Trading of Carbon wrt Landfills

Carbon Credit Trading and Landfills

It’s Methane that makes Landfill and Carbon Credit Trading so interconnected. Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide, is emitted in large quantities from modern engineered landfills unless it is collected and flared (burnt). Kyoto obligations mean that UK landfill emissions need to fall by 20 percent from 1990 levels, and […]

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The UK Government Waste Diversion Targets Set on the Landfilling of Waste (in 2005)

Local authorities across England have been set limits on the amount of biodegradable municipal waste they can dispose of in landfill sites. The aim of these waste diversion targets is to achieve the diversion of waste away from landfill sites. Environment Minister Elliot Morley confirmed (3 February 2005) the final allocation of landfill allowances for […]

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Building on Landfill Sites and Recommendations

We would like to emphasise that, if at all possible, building on landfill sites containing putrescible material, and which therefore are likely to be generating landfill gas should be avoided. Some old landfills will be free from landfill gas, but do take great care to obtain expert advice before you assume that any particular landfill is […]

Water content terms for landfills saturation capacity

Definition of Landill Solid Waste Water-Content Terms

There are 3 very important Water-Content Terms Used in the Landfill Industry for the water balance calculations used to predict leachate volumes generated duiring the active life of a landfill site, and these are: Field capacity Field capacity is the amount of liquid that a given mass of material will absorb prior to downward percolation […]

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Top 20 UK Waste Consultants 2014

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 […]

Top 20 UK Consultants

Top 20 UK Consultants 2014 (Overall)

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 […]

Top 20 UK Water Contractors in 2012-13

Top 20 UK Water Contractors in 2012-13

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 […]

Top 20 UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012-13

Top 20 UK Civil Engineering Contractors in 2012-13

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 […]

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How to Recycle Concrete and Save Money at the Same Time

There has been a view in the construction industry that crushing concrete is really only for the large scale stationary crushers. But, never has that been further from the truth than now. Crushing concrete on site with a mini crusher is very viable and makes strong financial sense.  Mini crushers can get into the smallest […]