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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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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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One Stop Shop Environmental Permits by Defra UK

The UK environmental regulations have been simplified for the first time in years, in a move which has been largely unreported in the technical press. In a move welcomed by industry, the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations (EP) were brought into effect on the 6 April 2008, and have been repeatedy updtaed with new […]

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Scrap Metal Dealers Bill UK

THE Scrap Metal Dealers Bill (UK) has been in-force since about October 2013. The new law means that dealing in cash for scrap metal, operating without a license or breaching the license conditions could now result in heavy penalties. Magistrates are now able to impose unlimited fines on offenders. The bill means that anyone selling […]

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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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More Pictures of Landfills

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 […]

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Waste Decomposition – Sanitary Landfills a 1,000 Year Liability

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 […]

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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 […]