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Why Every Landfill Liner Leaks But Not All Leakage Matters

Landfill liner leaks are endemic. A small amount escapes from composite landfill lining systems which include both 1 metre thick a clay layer, and a clay liner loses water/ leachate according to its permeability and the head of pressure of leachate over it. That is despite applying stringent design and operational requirements for landfills, landfills continue […]

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Landfill Environmental Problems – Emissions

MSW Landfills are very unpopular due to the many environmental problems which have been attributed to landfills. In Europe there is massive investment underway to substantially reduce reliance on landfills. In many areas worldwide landfill space is running out, due to public hostility arising from public perception of landfills and environmental problems, and a crisis […]

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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 […]

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Treatment of Contaminated Land by Soil Washing

Soil washing has become an important method for cleaning up contaminated land, and it was first propelled into the main stream as a process for this purpose in the summer of 2004. The reason for this was that the summer of 2004 saw the implementation of EU Landfill Directive requirements which slashed the available number […]

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Skip Permits and the UK 1980 Highways Act

In some local authority areas a Skip Permit is required before you are legally permitted to place the skip in the road. The Skip hire permit will cost money and take time to arrange. So don’t forget to budget and plan for this. All good skip hire companies will advise you on your local requirements. […]

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Skip Hiring in the UK

There are many skip hirer’s in most cities. One example is Skip HireUK. They declare in their publicity that they are the UK’s leading on-line provider for national skip hire. At Skip Hire UK’s web site they offer to provide any size of skip you need; mini skip, midi skip, builders skip or large skip.  […]

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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 […]

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Reducing Company Costs with Waste Reporting and Auditing

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 […]

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Waste Removal Companies Listed and Discussed

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 […]

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Good Practice Guidelines for Landfill Weighing and Weighbridges

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 […]

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No Landfilling Tyres to UK Landfills After July 2006

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 […]

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Advantages of BSI PAS 108 Tyre Bales: A New Sustainable Use for a Problem Waste

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, […]

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How Many Landfills are There?

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 […]

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Landfill Site Environmental Resource Centres

Children (and Adults!) Benefit From Visits to Landfill Site Environmental Resource Centres Landfills traditionally have a reputation as unpleasant places, but many modern landfills are throwing off that image and building Landfill Site Environmental Resource Centres, for school and  pre-school children to learn about sustainable principles of waste management. Both teachers and children that have have dropped […]

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How Waste Management Licensing Became Environmental Permitting in the UK

A so called, “One Stop Shop” for the environmental regulation of sites operated by the waste management industry in the UK, was introduced in 2008 in the UK for Environmental Permits by Defra UK, and similar simplification measures were adopted in Wales and Scotland. Until this act of reguatory simplification, waste facility operators may have […]