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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 […]

Environmental permits made less complex

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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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 […]

Soil washing for contaminated land

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. […]

what about aerobic landfill

Aerobic Landfill and Why The Subject Will Not Be Forgotten

A key topic raised in many countries, not least Japan, is why most other industrialized nations have gone so strongly for sanitary landfill design, which locks up waste and only slowly allows it to decompose with air (anaerobically) and not aerobic landfills which rot away quickly. The awful longevity of sanitary landfilling, becomes clear when […]

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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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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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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Tyre Recycling: Tyres Can No longer be Sent to landfill

This well researched article should clarify a great deal about frugal tyre use and tyre recycling. By Ken McEvoy (written in 2005?) Under European Law it is no longer possible to dump car tyres into landfill sites which means we have to find a solution to the problem of what to do with old tyres […]

how many landfills are there

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 […]

environmental permitting

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 […]