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why every landfill liner leaks

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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Co-mingled Waste Collection Mixed Waste and Kerbside Sorting Explained

Local authorities worldwide are striving to improve their recycling rates, including by co-mingled waste collection. The rates of recycling and waste diversion away from landfill being achieved, have been shown to be much improved by the choice of collection system, and the variety of boxes and bins provided for disposal of the municipal waste generated […]

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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 – […]

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What are the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997

Confined Spaces Definitions (United Kingdom H&S Regulations) There are two commonly used definitions:- The Confined Spaces Regulations 1997 (2) In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires – “confined space” means any place, including any chamber, tank, vat, silo, pit, trench, pipe, sewer, flue, well or other similar space in which, by virtue of its […]

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Landfill Gas Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect

It is thought that even with the best landfill gas extraction systems installed about half of the total methane produced by any landfill site escapes without being burnt, either in a flare, or in a generator to supply energy. That means that landfill gas climate change is significant. The escape of the methane into the […]

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 […]

Building on landfill not a good idea

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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List of UK Landfill Leachate Extraction & Pumping Systems Contractors

The following companies are UK specialist Landfill Leachate Extraction and Pumping Systems Contractors. Most work throughout the UK, and some will provide quotations for leachate treatment plants as well as the collection systems which will feed leachate to a central location for disposal or treatment: Viridian Systems Limited, Unit 39, Wirral Business Park, Birkenhead, Wirral […]

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Landfill Management Services Companies – The Experts Paid to Look After Old Tips

Landfill Management Services Companies, are independent contracting organizations that make a business out of looking after landfills. They employ professionals who are both practical technicians skilled in monitoring landfills, and environmental management experts able to take action where it is needed, installing, servicing and maintaining the equipment on landfills which protects the environment around their perimeters. […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]