landfill industry News

  • Defra research on landfill bans

    The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is researching how landfill bans on materials such as paper, food, glass, aluminium or wood could be implemented in the UK. It comes after environmental charity Green Alliance recently completed a consultancy report for Defra called Landfill bans and restrictions in the EU and US (August 2009). The aim of the report was to analyse four EU ...

  • Zimbabwe considers landfill biogas

    Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, shows determination in reducing its share of GHG emissions damaging the environment by planning a waste-to-energy plant. In southern Africa, the Zimbabwean capital has announced that it’s seeking an investor for the establishment of a waste energy plant at Pomona landfill as the city looks to generate energy ...

  • Tour of Augean landfill facility

    Members of the Northern Division enjoyed a tour of Augean landfill facility on 22nd September 2010. Members were welcomed by Paul Lealman (Site Manager) and James Wathen (Technical Manager) who provided an overview of the history of the site and future plans for the site. Due to the size of the site – some 12.7 hectares – members were taken around the site by minibus to see both the ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Corrugated Recycling and Landfill Prevention

    The Confederation of Paper Industries is pleased to announce the release of its new fact sheet, “Corrugated Recycling & Landfill Prevention”. The release adds to CPI’s array of 18 existing fact sheets, and compliments its two established corrugated information publications, “A Case for Corrugated” and “Corrugated: Key Facts”. The consumer-focussed fact sheet explores the place of corrugated ...

  • Waste to landfill continues to fall

    Almost a quarter less waste was sent to landfill in 2007 compared to 2001, a new report from the Environment Agency reveals. In 2001, the year before the EU Landfill Directive came into effect in England and Wales, around 84 million tonnes of waste was sent to landfill, last year the figure stood at 65 M tonnes - a drop of 23%. The amount of waste landfilled in 2006 was 69M tonnes - with the 2007 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Budget landfill decision saves foundry industry millions of pounds

    Millions of pounds will be saved across the foundry industry thanks to confirmation in the Budget that used foundry sand will continue to qualify for the lower rate of landfill tax. This decision is worth an estimated half a million pounds a year to Walsall-based iron foundry Chamberlin & Hill. Chamberlin, alongside the rest of the foundry industry, made a strong case to Government not to ...

  • California Leads in Landfill Gas-to-LNG Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Most states have government-backed incentives and regulations regarding air quality. Many of these are aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy. California focuses on meeting ambitious environmental goals every year. The state's environmental goals are reflected in a renewables portfolio standard (RPS), a Bioenergy Action ...


    By Marketwire

  • Research and Markets: Analyzing the Landfill Gas Industry - 2012 Report

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dpqm7q/analyzing_the) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Landfill Gas Industry" report to their offering. With the increasing global focus of energy ...


  • Waste industry says suitable infrastructure will help implement landfill bans

    The creation of suitable infrastructure will help the Government to enforce potential landfill bans on various waste streams, say waste industry stakeholders. Speaking to MRW, Packaging Federation chief executive Dick Searle said: “Anything that can be sensibly recycled should be banned from landfill ban. But for a landfill ban to work, the proper infrastructure will need to be in place to deal ...

  • 100 days after landfill prohibition

    Untitled Document One hundred days after the prohibition of dumping untreated waste in landfills, the German Federation of Waste ...

  • Landfill tax guidance delayed by HMRC

    Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed the postponement of the publication of guidance on the application of the lower rate of landfill tax, due to the amount of response regarding consultation on the issue. The draft guidance which was meant to be published on November 11 will now be released at a later date which is yet to be confirmed by the HMRC. The HMRC told ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Uk meets 2010 landfill directive target and responds to landfill consultations

    160/10 The Government announced today that they will meet the 2010 Landfill Directive target and also published responses to two separate consultations on meeting EU Landfill Diversion Targets and on restrictions on the landfilling of certain wastes. The latest data for England from the Environment Agency shows that combined with similar data from the devolved administrations, the UK will meet ...

  • 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

  • Reaping Profits from Landfill Biogas

    Biogas is a versatile energy carrier with potential to satisfy power and fuel demand across a range of end-use applications while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from a diverse array of organic waste streams. Biogas' flexibility, growing demand for waste treatment processes, and an increased focus on greenhouse gas mitigation ...

  • More Space, Not Just a Landfill Dream

    The state of garbage abroad is a growing concern for municipal and private landfills, as space continues to be a premium and site closures continue to rise. With increasing government regulations, mammoth construction and operating expenses, the "not in my back yard" public attitude and rising land prices, business has dramatically ...


    By Diamond Z

  • 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 ...


  • Biffa to sell off landfill gas business

    Privately-owned waste management firm Biffa, is seeking a buyer to purchase its business which generates electricity from landfill gas for £350 million, according to media reports. The Financial Times said that those familiar with Biffa believe the money from the sale will be used to finance the construction of new cutting-edge waste facilities in the UK. According to the FT, industry news ...

  • Landfill tax rise will stay at £8 per year

    Chancellor  Alistair Darling has announced that there will be a continued increase in the standard rate of landfill tax by £8 per tonne on 1 April each year until  2013 in this year’s Budget. This will mean that landfill tax will be £56 in 2011, £64 in 2012 and £72 by April 2013. The Government aims to reduce the UK’s dependence on landfill by encouraging further investment into ...

  • 100 companies committed to halving landfill construction waste

    Over the last six months 100 organisations in the construction industry have signed up to the Halving Waste to Landfill agreement. The rate firms are signing up is a strong indication that companies are still keen to efficiently manage their waste. Chair of the strategic forum for construction Nick Raynsford added: ...

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