Site sniffer will warn of odours

AN ‘electronic nose’ could give advance warning to landfill operators of unacceptable odours becoming a problem. Now available in the UK, the technology can...

CH4nge is in the air? Comparing laser and FID for landfill emissions monitoring

The accurate and effective monitoring of surface methane emissions levels is critical to the safe operation of landfill and waste management sites. However, methane...

Brazilian study suggests better ways of managing MSW

Researchers analyzed solutions implemented in four very different Brazilian cities. Based on the results, they propose the creation of a national carbon credit fund...
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Battery enables landfill gas to balance with the gas grid

Flexible energy generation specialist Ylem Energy has installed the UK’s very first 1MW battery energy storage system alongside an existing landfill-gas generator to enable the site to participate in the National Grid’s Balancing Mechanism .
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Bringing real-time control to leachate treatment

A new approach to methane stripping appears to bring cutting-edge technology to an area of the wastewater industry that has often appeared inefficient and clunky. Envirotec spoke to Rostech Environmental, to find out more .

Using AI to extract mixed recyclables and organic material from MSW

A provider of AI-powered sortation at scale for the waste and recycling industry, AMP Robotics is using its technology to extract mixed recyclables and...

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

Cellulose fiber from rice straw viewed with a scanning electron microscope. Landfill sites contain high volumes of cellulose, and lignin, a polymer largely responsible...

Brighton firm to develop new landfill methane emission monitoring intelligence platform

Environmental sector ICT specialist Recycle2Trade has signed up to the national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support programme, which...
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Zero waste progress for food and drink

Food and drink manufacturers have reduced the waste they send to landfill by two thirds, according to the latest survey from the Food 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...

Landfill fine after ‘offensive’ smells

A landfill site operator has been fined £10,500 for failing to stop offensive odours being detected off site on 17 separate occasions and prompting...
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Black bag blues: Does Scotland have enough incineration capacity?

Ongoing uncertainty about Scotland's ability to deal with its own residual waste - once a ban on landfilling biodegradeable material takes effect on 1 January 2026 - has prompted soul-searching north of the border, and an extensive contemplation of the appropriate role that incineration should play in the waste hierarchy. Envirotec reports.

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...
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Ground gas analysis without the capex

THE CIRIA-compliant GA5000 portable landfill and contaminated land gas analyser can now be leased from Geotech, providing a useful solution for consultants carrying out...

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 achieve...
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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...

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...
The company was found to have breached compliance with its required leachate levels.

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...

Firm appointed by EA to research PFAS from landfill

The EA's PFAS Risk Screening Project will undertake assessments which may inform future regulatory measures, and it has appointed professional services firm GHD to...

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 analyse...