It’s all about the timing says Defra

DEFRA has conceded that the time is not right to ban wood waste from landfill. Backing its stance, it said the amount of material...

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...

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 analyze...
Enso International

Lab aids leachate disposal

WASTEWATER treatment specialist Enso International recently completed the installation of a plant to deal with the leachate from a landfill site, work that was...

SEPA landfill plan aims to improve compliance and assist transition to a circular economy

SEPA has launched an ambitious plan that it says will "drive environmental compliance at Scotland’s landfill sites, harness innovation and help the sector responsibly...

EU Waste Shipment Regulation should not incentivise landfills capacity

A trade group comprising European suppliers of waste-to-energy technology, ESWET, has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to revise the waste shipment regulation to reduce...

Cash calculator can cut costs on construction sites

WASTE processing expert and equipment supplier Worsley Plant has been showing customers affected by recent HMRC guidance how to save cash. Its new savings calculator...
Correct management of legacy landfill sites can greatly reduce the liability period.

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 aftercare...

Comment: We’ll be digging up landfills within a decade

The earth has finite resources, and at some point, society will run low or even run out entirely of certain resources that it currently...

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 ageing Blackdog...

Mercurial matter: Puzzling out PFAS removal in landfill

Envirotec struggles to find solid takeaways in the literature about PFAS contamination in landfills, and what might be done about it. As regulations tighten,...

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....

It‘s a hard life

It’s not getting any easier for the nation’s landfill operators or the companies who rely on them for income. A combination of tax increases, alternative...

Future proof

Biogas analysis requirements are changing and ‘designed-in’ future proofing in gas analysers helps users keep up. It means they can quickly and easily upgrade...

Measuring methane at landfill sites using drones

Waste management firm Viridor says it is demonstrating its ambition to tackle climate change by supporting the development of new technologies for measuring and...

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. The figures...
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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...

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...

Gates continuing to close at landfill sites

RESEARCH has identified 130 landfill sites that have closed since 2008 as the country continues to reduce the volumes it sends for traditional disposal....
GA5000

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...