hazardous waste

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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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What is Land Pollution?

We have been asked “What is Land Pollution”, quite a few times recently so we wrote this article. Land pollution (pollution of land) is a serious issue in many locations around the world, it is caused in a variety of ways, and varies greatly in its severity. When it is caused by industrial activities it […]

Waste and recycling in the Construction industry

Construction and Demolition Waste and Recycling

In tonnage terms construction and demolition waste is the UK’s largest waste stream accounting for 90 Million tonnes of material per year in England and Wales alone. To drive the recovery of demolition material and the use of recycled materials in new structures, ICE, working with London Remade and Envirocentre has developed the Demolition Protocol […]

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What is Waste WAMITAB Hazardous Waste and WEEE?

Q: What is waste? A: Waste is defined for the propose of the UK Waste Management Regulations as: Any substance or object that you discard, intend to discard, or are required to discard is waste and as such is subject to a number of regulatory requirements. Even if material is sent for recycling or undergoes […]

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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 […]

Lofty ideals of EU Landfill Directive

The Landfill Directive Fact File

THE EUROPEAN Directive 1999/31/ EC on the Landfill of Waste (Landfill Directive) was incorporated into English law by the Landfill (England and Wales) Regulations 2002, with amendments issued in 2004 and 2005. The overall objective is to: “… prevent or reduce as far as possible the negative effects on the environment, in particular the pollution […]

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Historic List of England & Wales Hazardous Waste Landfills Open in 2002

This list is a long list, and is provided for its historic interest only. It applies to the time just before many landfills were closed or the operators ceased accepting hazardous waste, due to the implementation of the EU Landfill Directive, which raised landfill standards. The vast majority sites listed here were reclassified as non-hazardous in […]

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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 […]

How long for trash to rot?

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 […]