landfill capping News

  • UK council bosses want landfill tax to be capped

    Taxpayers might be in for a scare as a recent article reveals that landfill charges are set to cost local taxpayers almost three-quarters of a billion pounds next year. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Republic Services Caps Atlanta Landfill with Flexible Solar Cover

    Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today cemented its leadership in landfill energy production with the dedication of a solar energy cover on its closed Hickory Ridge landfill near Atlanta. The innovative flexible solar cover technology that increases renewable energy output ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • Putting a green cap on garbage dumps

    Landfill sites produce the greenhouse gases, methane and carbon dioxide, as putrescible waste decays. Growing plants and trees on top of a landfill, a process known as 'Phytocapping', could reduce the production and release of these gases, according to Australian scientists writing in a forthcoming issue of International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management. Despite legislative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Top seal Landfill Vlagheide The Netherlands

    Commissioned by contractor F.P.H. Ploegmakers (NL) the capping of landfill Vlagheide in Schijndel will be sealed by Genap with geomembrane constructions. Genap has a long history with the landfill because in the nineties we have already layed the under seal. The contract for Genap includes delivering and installing of approximately 235.000m² HDPE 2,00mm 2-sided structured plastic foil. In ...


    By Genap B.V.

  • Landfill tax to rise in line with inflation

    It has not yet been established whether the rate will rise further beyond that date, as the government awaits results of an up and coming consultation on trommel fines. Landfill tax for active waste is set to increase from £72 to £80 per tonne as of April this year, with the Department confirming that any future rise will be related to the Retail Price Index, as of April 1 2015. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Meadowlands Landfill Solar Farm Dedicated

    Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) today joined the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and SunDurance Energy to dedicate the Kearny Landfill Solar Farm, the first solar project on a state-owned landfill. The 3-megawatt (MW) installation is part of PSE&G's Solar 4 All™ program and was built on a 13-acre capped section of the closed NJMC 1A Landfill.  The project is a ...

  • 39-mile dredging/capping approach used to treat fox river PCBsd

    The Lower Fox River in Wisconsin contains approximately 8 million yd3 of PCB-contaminated sediment targeted for active remediation. The site's records of decision (RODs) were amended in 2007 and 2008 to specify dredging of nearly 4 million yd3 of sediment with high concentrations of PCBs, followed by in situ capping of approximately 560 acres of sediment comprising operable units (OUs) 1 through ...

  • Cleanup complete at Sayreville Landfill superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the cleanup of the Sayreville Landfill Superfund site in Sayreville, New Jersey and removed it from the Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The soil and ground water at the closed 30-acre landfill were contaminated with volatile organic compounds, cadmium, lead, benzene, arsenic and polycyclic aromatic ...

  • Municipality of Lajas Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Lajas, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in numerous upgrades at the Lajas Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by July 2017. Lajas will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This agreement sets the Municipality of Lajas on the right course— more material will be ...

  • Power Generation from Landfill Gas – Art or Science?

    The practice of landfill gas generation to produce renewable energy is one that has developed over many years, particularly in the UK and North America. It is evolving worldwide at an increasing pace, spurred by an increasing need for cleaner, cheaper energy and carbon reduction policy and regulations, such as the ...


    By ENER-G

  • Atlanta-based ClosureTurf™ Helps Landfills Go Green

    The solid waste industry has “gone green.” Facing increased regulations, tighter budgets and community pressure, landfills are looking to reduce their environmental impact. One opportunity is through the use of ClosureTurf™, a ground-breaking closure system that has helped many landfills increase long term performance while simultaneously ...


    By PRWeb

  • An end to landfill tax refunds – HM Revenue & Customs

    The HMRC has restated that waste being used on landfill sites for roads, capping and liners will be subject to landfill tax. This adjustment comes in response to increasing numbers of refund claims by waste companies for past landfill tax payments and who, according to the HMRC, are challenging “the boundaries of landfill tax legislation”. The new adjustments are already being ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Municipality of Isabela Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in upgrades at the Isabela Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by June 2020. Isabela will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This legal agreement will improve the operation and ensure the proper ...

  • Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill

    Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill and Reps. Ann Wagner and William Lacy Clay introduced legislation ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Closed Landfills in Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its determination that no further action is needed to address the capping of two closed landfills at the Cinnaminson Groundwater Contamination Superfund site in the townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, New Jersey. The site, which covers approximately 400 acres, includes residential and industrial properties and the two landfills. As a result ...

  • Using the Unusable: More Landfills Becoming Sources of Renewable Energy

    The EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative is picking up steam. The effort, launched in 2008, encourages the reuse of contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites for renewable energy generation. The agency’s Action Plan 2.0, released last fall, details how far the program has come and what is being done to expand it. “The cleanup and revitalization of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Impacts from Latest EPA Proposals to Reduce Landfill Gas Emissions

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently issued proposals designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would require more than 100 municipal solid waste landfills to install systems to collect and control landfill gas. While the EPA seems confident in the positive environmental benefits of the new standards, it has comparatively little to say about the economic impacts on landfill ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • EPA invites public to discuss changes in Muskego Sanitary Landfill cleanup plan

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will hold open house-style availability sessions Thursday, Sept. 9, to discuss with residents proposed changes to the cleanup plan for the Muskego Sanitary Landfill site. There will be two sessions: 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Muskego Public Library, S73 W16663 Janesville Road., Muskego, Wis. EPA is modifying its previous cleanup decisions on this ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Begins Cleanup of Former Landfill Site in Erie County

     The Department of Environmental Protection this week began remediation work at a former Currie Landfill site in Millcreek Township, Erie County. Household and industrial waste that was disposed at the former landfill, some of which has settled in nearby Cascade Creek, will be consolidated and capped underground. The project will restore and re-vegetate 600 feet of the creek, improving water ...

  • Guam’s Ordot Dump closed, new landfill at Layon to open September 1

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced today that the Ordot Dump will stop accepting waste and work will begin to permanently close the dump. It is expected to take at least two years to finish the work to permanently close the Ordot Dump, which includes installing a cap and constructing stormwater, leachate and landfill gas controls. ...

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