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The life left in landfill: Veolia describes its recent stewardship of sites

Resource management firm Veolia has released information about its recent stewardship of landfill sites, supporting the claim that “there’s still life …

Landfill sites: not just a load of rubbish, say biotechnology researchers

Far from being a load of rubbish, landfill sites should be considered one of the great untapped resources in the search for new enzymes for biotechnology, and …

Asphalt lining of landfill cell at Westmill

Hydraulic engineering specialist WALO UK has been back on site at Westmill, lining the site’s final landfill cell with Dense Asphaltic Concrete (DAC). This …

Landfill gas group launched by REA

In response to demand from its members, the REA has set up a group to cater for the landfill gas sector, it was announced on 16 May. Whilst landfill gas is a …

Lakeside EfW’s zero-waste-to-landfill status attributed to patented technology

A seemingly pioneering arrangement between Carbon8 Aggregates and the Lakeside Energy from Waste (EfW) facility at Colnbrook in Berkshire has seen the latter …

Risk that novel materials will be the landfill of the future

Novel materials like carbon fibre and bioplastics can be stronger, lighter and less resource intensive than traditional materials, so will be key to the low …

Single instrument solution for monitoring landfill gas collection

The Landtec GEM5000 series from QED Environmental Systems is designed to monitor landfill gas collection and control systems (GCCS). Equipped to sample and …

Scanning software prevents scanners going to landfill

VueScan, a firm claiming to offer the world’s most widely used scanning software, says it has prevented over 412,500 scanners from going to landfill …

Single instrument solution for monitoring landfill gas collection

The Landtec GEM5000 series from QED Environmental Systems is designed to monitor landfill gas collection and control systems (GCCS). Equipped to sample and …

Veolia and the RSPB celebrate “landfill facelift” and biodiversity work in Essex

Work with the RSPB continues to promote local biodiversity across Pitsea Landfill site in Essex, says Veolia. Equivalent in size to approximately 450 …

Wiltshire landfill site accepts its last waste

Calne landfill site in Wiltshire accepted it’s last load of waste on 15 April. The site has offered a safe and essential waste disposal service since 1992, …

Oil leak from ageing landfill

INVESTIGATIONS have been launched by both Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency into reports of oil spotted leaking from the …

New flaring technology extends lifespan of ageing landfill gas sites

Landfill support firm Biogas Technology has demonstrated a successful new low-calorific flaring solution to manage diminishing methane gas emissions on closed …

Resilient lining system installed at Westmill

Hydraulic asphalt specialist Walo UK has completed lining another cell with Dense Asphaltic Concrete (DAC) at Westmill Landfill site near Ware in …

Whale laid to rest at Canterbury landfill site

Last week (19 October) Viridor’s Shelford Landfill site in Canterbury started the process of laying to rest a 36 foot (11metre) juvenile fin whale that was …

Open dumps present global risk

A new report quantifies the scale of the global health emergency presented by open dump sites, declaring that the problem is escalating in seriousness. …

SITA fined for landfill permit breach

A £110k fine was handed to recycling and resource management firm SITA UK on 13 January after it breached the conditions of its environmental permit for a …

How big is the toxic gas risk from old landill sites?

THE risk from toxic landfill sites is difficult to judge, and the case of 7-year old Zane Gbangbola may illustrate why. Zane died in February 2014, a day after …

Rethinking the care of legacy landfills

With the advent of more efficient waste processing methods and increasing landfill taxes, the days of landfilling may finally be numbered. The post-closure …

SITA sites to become solar farms

NATIONAL recycling and waste management firm, SITA UK, and Somerset-based British Solar Renewables (BSR) have agreed a deal that could see a number of SITA …

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