How Many Landfills are There?
To ask how many landfills there are is an interesting question, but not a quick one to answer. It may be answered as a question at the national level of “how many landfills in my country” and we will do that for a number of countries in the sections that follow, but first, we will […]
Landfill Sites and the DSEA Regulations (DSEAR – UK)
Here is an explanation of the requirements of the DSEA Regulations and what they mean for landfill site owners and operators. All landfill owners (and by delegation their operators) fall under this regulation, and must act in order to comply with Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) which have been in force since July 2006. DSEAR – […]
Old Closed Landfills and What to Expect if You find One
There are many thousands of closed landfills in the UK. In general all domestic waste landfills filled before the 1950s now exert little or no environmental impact as they contained a low organic content from the start. They did not ever become significantly methanogenic (methane producing), and were: normally shallow (2 to 5 metres deep), […]
Unfashionable Talk About Landfills
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 […]