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  • Landfills better open than covered

    Modern landfills which are full should not be covered with a watertight layer, says a report from Royal Haskoning, a major architects' practice in the Netherlands. Yet this is common practice today, in line with the Dutch law on environmental management which is specifically intended to isolate waste from its surroundings. The researchers are asking for a change in the legislation. Making ...

  • Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated

    Landfilled waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen and results in the production of methane. Landfills are classified as the second-largest human-made source of CH4 in the U.S. Additionally, landfill gas contains numerous non-methane hydrocarbons that are either volatilized directly from waste materials or produced through biochemical reactions during waste degradation. Microbial methane ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • 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.

  • Cutting landfill costs effectively

    With reducing landfill and protecting the environment of paramount importance, one innovative company taking a lead in these areas is New Waste Concepts UK, based in Devon. NWCI has developed globally patented products focused on saving space in landfills and for protecting the environment on a cost effective basis when cleaning up sediments contaminated with hazardous materials. Its innovative ...


  • Nevada landfill operator agrees to US$36m plan to close landfill site

    Republic Services of Southern Nevada, the current operator of the Sunrise Mountain Landfill located in Clark County, Nev., has agreed to construct and operate a comprehensive remedy for the site and to pay a US$1 million civil fine in order to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week. The consent decree, ...

  • CERAM Extends Landfill Gas Packages

    In response to the on-going requirements of landfill gas monitoring clients, CERAM has developed a comprehensive suite of gas analysis to cover an extended list of compounds which are both required and of interest for landfill gas quality. These developments have made the comprehensive suites more accessible whilst still maintaining the high ...


    By Ceram

  • PRI-MAX™ used for Landfill Recycling

    Landfill Recycling: Primary reduction equipment helps pioneer a new path in landfill operations Much like 'silent scream' and 'cafeteria food,' “landfill recycling” seems contradictory, incongruous, and clearly the definition of an oxymoron. If you think about it, however, landfill operators are consistently concerned with maximizing space and extending landfill life—so why not recycle the ...


    By SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Gadgets dumped in landfills unleash toxins

    Old computers, cell phones and TVs shoved aside by more glamorous gadgets that are incessantly updated -- iPhones, game systems and flat-screens -- have unleashed a growing tide of unwanted electronics. But these e-waste castoffs contain toxins, among them lead, mercury and arsenic. They can poison groundwater or pollute the air when products are ...


  • 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

  • EPA contains landfill fire on Pine Ridge reservation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has contained and smothered a landfill fire on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota. The landfill is located 13 miles south of Red Shirt along BIA Highway 41. When EPA responders arrived on site on June 12, the fire had burned approximately 80%, or five acres, of the landfill. EPA observed evidence of household hazardous waste, including ...

  • 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 ...

  • GM Renaissance Center Sends No Waste to Landfill

    The General Motors Renaissance Center – the six-tower office complex that dominates the city’s skyline and has its own ZIP code – now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill. That is the equivalent of 200,000 full garbage bags. The drive to make the Renaissance Center, home of GM’s Global ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • 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

  • Landfill and Waste Facility Insurance Programs Offered by Legends

    Companies involved with handling and disposing of commercial waste provide a critical service to keep our communities safe and industry moving forward.  Despite the important role these companies play in society, many find that acquiring appropriate insurance to meet their needs can be challenging.   To address this situation, Legends Environmental Insurance Services is pleased to offer ...

  • Sita drops appeal for Seghill landfill extension

    Waste management firm Sita UK had dropped appeal plans to extend the Seghill landfill site in Northumberland because it was too costly. Sita is now looking at a range of other options, including the potential to increase the disposal capacity within its current operations and a smaller scheme at the Seghill landfill site. North East general manager John Grainger said: ...

  • EU Landfill Diversion target consultation launched

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation on how the UK meets the European Union Landfill Directive targets to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste sent to landfill. The publication, Consultation on meeting EU landfill diversion targets assesses changes to the ...

  • Treasury proposes changes to landfill tax system

    The Treasury has launched a consultation on modernising the landfill tax system which includes plans to change the definitions of taxable disposal of waste at a landfill site and inert wastes. The document titled Modernising landfill tax legislation  cites last year’s Waste Recycling Group vs. HM Revenue & Customs case as a key driver for this change. The case debated what constituted a ...

  • 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

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