landfill event Articles

  • Closure Options for Impoundments and Landfills

    In Kentucky, a county board votes to shut down a landfill that had long been the source of odor complaints from nearby residents. In Hawaii, residents push a city council to expedite a delayed landfill closure. Outside Beirut, Lebanon, protesters try to block trucks entering a landfill they say should have been closed a week earlier. These events, while certainly newsworthy, obscure the fact that ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • What are the treatment options for landfill leachate?

    New contributor to Water/Waste Processing aims to answer readers’ most pressing questions It’s said the United States has 1,654 landfills, handling more than 250-million tons of trash each year. One Washington landfill covers a 2,545-acre area, has a 120-million-ton capacity and a 40-year expected trash-receiving life. The facility, the Republic ...

  • Sustainable standards for conferences and events - Absolute Chaos

    At least 10 standardised ways of measuring the sustainability of a conference event or meeting, could things be more chaotic. With ISO 20121 being mooted as the new international standard for sustainable events, sitting atop of the domestic standard of ISO 14001, then we have BSI 8901 as a further refinement. Sitting beneath these are a whole host of individual UK government supported ...


    By Cavendish Conference Venues

  • Landfill site improvement condition for PPC permit

    The installation is a landfill site licensed for the disposal of inert waste. It lies in a potentially sensitive location on the flood plain of the River Great Ouse, near Milton Keynes and it is therefore important to the client to ensure good environmental monitoring is undertaken. The site is divided into two sections, (the north western area and the south eastern area) by the River Great Ouse, ...

  • Tramore landfill tank bund - civils works - case study

    Construction works on a reinforced concrete secondary tank bund around the existing leachate tank have been completed at Tramore Landfill Site for Waterford County Council. The tank bund consisted of 200mm thick reinforced concrete slab and walls poured around the existing tank to provide a secondary containment of leachate in the event of failure of the primary tanks. Works involved the ...

  • Using Integrated Resources Management System to Improve Your Landfill´s Image

    Opposition to siting of new landfills is common worldwide due primarily to negative public perception. The success of the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) was through instituting of an integrated resources management system. In addition to a sanitary landfill, there is a small load transfer station, a compost site, a concrete and asphalt recycling site, and a household hazardous waste depot. ...


  • Landfills: Alaska begins its future of solid waste management

    It seems only fitting that the state earning the moniker as the last frontier might be slightly behind the times when it comes to managing solid waste. Alaska celebrated 50 years of statehood last year, and while many gathered at picnics and other events to lionize improvements to the state’s scant matrix of roads, and the construction of schools, airports and medical facilities, solid ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Combining partial nitritation and heterotrophic denitritation for the treatment of landfill leachate previous to an anammox reactor

    Landfill leachate can present extremely elevated concentrations of ammonium (up to 6,000 mg N‐NH4+ L−1) and a low biodegradable organic matter fraction. As an alternative to conventional systems, this wastewater can be treated on a more sustainable way by a fully autotrophic partial nitritation–anammox system. The operation of the first step of this system, the partial nitritation, is critical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Veolia Proprete - The landfill site at Villeneuve Loubet selects the RQ Box solution for continuous odor monitoring case study

    The site Non-hazardous waste storage center, located at Villeneuve Loubet, France 270.000 tons of waste processed each year Located in a rugged area, subject to high temperature differences Spray system to neutralize odors ISO 14001 certified Challenges To understand and anticipate emissive ...


    By Alpha MOS Environment

  • BioStryke TPHEnhanced pilot study former Ne England landfill – dichlorobenzene contamination on-site evaluation – additive and deployment methodologies case study

    Project Highlights Order of Magnitude Reduction Benzene Concentrations to below Site MCL’s at Injection Well Locations >92% Decrease Chlorobenzene without emissions generating, energy-consuming equipment Order of Magnitude Reduction 1,2-Dichlorobenzene Concentrations in 7-months Elevate Additive Availability Reduced to Baseline by Evaluation ...

  • Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT): The new kid on the UK waste management block

    Waste management in the United Kingdom (UK) has undergone a revolution in the past 20 years. In 1990, the UK landfilled more than 90 percent of its municipal solid waste (MSW), incinerated about 8 percent and recycled the remaining 2 percent. It had one the highest landfill rates in Western Europe and one of the lowest recycling rates, reflecting the UK’s mining traditions and aggregates ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Field Demonstration of a Permeable Bioreactive Barrier for Leachate Control.

    ABSTRACT: A biostimulation technique was selected for a pilot study to treat groundwater at a former New Jersey municipal landfill. The process will address a mixture of chlorinated compounds (e.g. vinyl chloride and chlorobenzene), hydrocarbons (e.g. benzene and methyl ethyl ketone) and heavy metals. The reactive barrier will be constructed using a series of injection points to implace a slurry ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Ohio Based Technology to Create Green Jobs for Ohioans

    May 17, 2010, DUBLIN, OH – Today, FirmGreen, Inc. (FGI) announced a partnership with Guild Associates, Inc. (Guild) to export green energy technology to Brazil.  Soon, the landfill gas (LFG) cleaning equipment that served as a backdrop for the event will create up to 135 green jobs for Ohioans and citizens of other states.  The announcement followed a tour at Guild’s factory ...


    By FirmGreen, Inc.

  • Improvements on a system for soil erosion control of slopes using scrap tyres

    This work proposes improvements on the assembly process of a slope protection system using scrap tyres to reduce severe erosion that occurs in non-vegetated slopes. Tests results during six rain events, with maximal intensity of 26 mm/hr and accumulated rainfall of 94.5 mm, indicate that the installation cost of the system was $1.10USD/tyre and reduced the erosion by 83% with respect to an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nonprofit takes the recycling world by storm

    WITS non-profit located in St. Louis Missouri has broken all the rules for 2006. In less than 5 years they have become 100% sustainable through their unique and one of a kind operation. What do they do? Recycling/reuse and community development. In less time thatn most for profits generate a revenue, the nonprofit has gone from a 20,000 budget to over half a million dollar budget. Recycling over ...


  • The Zero Waste Summer of 2006

    SEVEN YEARS AGO, Eco-Cycle based in Boulder, Colorado created our first Zero Waste Festival in the small community of Longmont. Year after year, we have gotten better and better, and the concept of Zero Waste has slowly come to be understood and embraced by both the festival vendors and the attendees. This summer, we experienced an explosion of interest in staging ZW Events across every community ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Metro waste authority: Making an environmental impact

    Formed in 1969, metro waste authority (MWA) (Des Moines, IA), formerly Des Moines Area Solid Waste Agency, was created as a result of federal legislation banning open burning in dumps and landfills. It is the largest publicly owned solid waste agency in Iowa. An independent government agency formed by the city of Des Moines and 22 surrounding suburbs and towns in central Iowa, MWA has 60 ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Building code modifications for enhanced resiliency

    Enhanced resilience should be a key component for buildings located in disaster prone areas to minimise negative environmental impacts, and facilitate security and community continuity. The primary emphasis of current building codes is to provide minimum levels of life safety. Thus, for hurricanes, floods, storm surges, wildland fires and other events where evacuation can be managed in a timely ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disposal Company Expands Composting Operations

    Since 1997, Texas Disposal Systems, Inc. (TDS) - an independently owned solid waste company located near Austin, Texas - has operated a composting division, Texas Organic Products (TOP). In our previous BioCycle report ( -Composting Is Alive and Well In Central Texas, - October, 1997), we described how TOP evolved after starting an initial grinding and static pile composting operation at our ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Climate action issues: Increase recycling rates, save the planet

    Evidence is mounting that climate change is real and impacting our planet right now. Last summer had many weather extremes: floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat. These weather-related disasters fit patterns predicted by the World Meteorological Organization and the International Panel on Climate Change. These organizations predicted there would be “more frequent and more intense ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

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