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List of Landfill Sites UK

The following is our simplified list of landfill sites (UK) England. For Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales each nation holds the data and a separate search for those datasets is recommended. The list below has been obtained from the (May 2019) Environment Agency data website on the UK Government website. [box type=”alert” style=”rounded” border=”full”]Some sites […]

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34 Types of Construction Waste

Many people are asking: “What are the different types of Construction Waste?” It’s a good question and the online answers we have seen seldom list the full range of the many construction waste types which are produced. If present each one should be included in your SWMP (Site Waste management Plan). It is important to […]

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Waste Decomposition and Degradation of Waste in Landfills

Waste Decomposition: The Main Stages of waste decomposition, otherwise known as the waste degradation process An understanding of the Main Stages of waste decomposition. Which is alternatively called “the waste degradation process” is essential to understand how a landfill will gradually change over many years. We are often asked how many years will it take […]

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Create Construction Site Waste Management Plans SWMPs in Easy Steps

In this article we explain How to Create Site Waste Management Plans SWMPs in Easy Steps For the contractor this is not just another chore to add to the list of record keeping duties. So what will principal contractors get out of this? Surprisingly, quite a lot! This is the message according to the research […]

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Why Construction Site Waste Management Needs to Become Integrated Sustainable Waste Management

It’s no longer good enough to assume that waste is everything we don’t want any more. Applying Integrated Sustainable Waste Management and good Construction Site Waste Management asks questions. Can we reduce the waste, reuse it, recycle it, and if not can we extract heat energy from it? By doing this it has been found […]

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How to Increase Effectiveness of a Construction Waste Management System

The Construction Waste Management System, once neglected and even seen as a waste of time, is now a central part of doing business for construction firms. In this article we look at raising the effectiveness, and the benefits from a well-focused construction company waste management system. Gradually, people are developing a higher awareness of the […]

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What is a Landfill?

So, you ask; “What is a Landfill?” Stay and read-on here and we will tell you! A landfill is an engineered pit, in which layers of solid waste are filled, compacted and covered for final disposal. According to UNEP (2002), a basic landfill is a pit with a protected bottom (to prevent contamination of groundwater) […]

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Disadvantages of Burning Waste and Why Not More Biogas?

The “disadvantages of burning waste“, is always a topic of great interest to those who live near proposed new incinerators. Now it is believed, more will be built.  At last in the UK, the government has realised that additional waste treatment facilities are essential for the UK (in or out of the EU) if targets […]

UK Circular Economy Meets Defra Minister Opposition

A fuller title for this article would be; UK Circular Economy – Meets Defra Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey’s Opposition after Government Audit Office report shows a lack of rigour in the existing implementation of the EU’s policy for meeting circular economy (recycling) targets. We could have used that, but we can imagine that only the […]

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Is a UK Waste Treatment Capacity Crisis Looming?

The question is whether there is a UK Waste Treatment Capacity Crisis looming, or not? If you have watched our teaser video on YouTube on this subject, you will no doubt be confused about the conflicting views. You are not alone! The claims and counter claims which surround this subject ARE very confusing. The reason […]

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Ocean Litter – The Plastic Trash Marine Menace and the Paradox of Plastic Use

Ocean litter is a massive problem, with plastic items being the largest offenders. In this article we look at the plastic trash menace and the paradox of plastic use, and support a proposal by one member of the UK’s waste management community (CIWM), that single use plastic containers must be curtailed or stopped, in our video. […]

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Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility Visited by Coffey and Makes Recyclable Video Ad

Recent events at Coca-Cola Plastic Bottle Recycling UK, are very welcome to waste management industry opinion-formers. It is also a big vote for the further development of the circular economy. Governments can talk about issues which concern us, they can pass legislation, and the population can want a thing to happen, but nothing will change and […]

Poor Performing EU States are Failing to Meet Waste Diversion Targets

Poor performing EU member states are failing to meet waste diversion targets, a new EU Report explains. Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Malta and Turkey are still sending more than three quarters of their municipal waste to landfill. The EU will also, soon take Slovakia to court for violating landfill rules, and failing to achieve sufficient waste diversion away from […]

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List of Old Landfill Sites Going Solar – Solar Landfills

Many old landfill sites are going solar so we thought we would create a list of 10 recent examples of landfill sites going solar, which have in the News, over the past 6 months. They are being made into what we call “Solar Landfills”, and its great news for the environment because solar energy is […]

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Landfill Health Risk – Study Suggests Lung Disease Link

Is there a landfill health risk to those who live near them? Landfills have been seen as safe for a long while. That landfills do not affect the health of those that live near them,  has been assumed since the 1990s. That was when a UK government study looked for any link between the national […]