landfill regulation News

  • 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 ...

  • The importance of landfill bans

    Green Alliance, an influential environmental think tank working to ensure UK politicians deliver solutions to global environmental issues have recently published a document on why we need landfill bans. Whilst they are not a formal alliance they work closely with partners in the third sector, business and other spaces, therefore their ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Battery regulations made into law

    New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and ...

  • Asbestos Landfill a Concern for Area Residents

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure asbestos found in California does not cause health concerns for area residents. Garden Grove, CA, January 31st, 2011 A recent article highlighted the fact that once asbestos has been removed from a building the health concerns caused by the asbestos do not just go away.  A California family in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Landfill bans consultation launched by Defra

    The Government has launched a consultation on the prospect of introducing landfill restrictions or bans on nine waste streams including paper and card, textiles, metals, wood, food, glass and plastics. Waste electrical and electronic equipment and garden waste are also included in the options. The consultation was published jointly by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • End of waste regulations – the plastics perspective

    Plastic is not currently covered by the end of waste regulations, which sets out when certain waste stops being classified as waste, and gains the status of a product or secondary raw material. However, technical documents have been submitted to the European Union*, and it is one of the sectors currently under consideration.  On End of Waste criteria, there are two main issues currently ...


    By Environment Media Group

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

  • EA publishes guidance for landfills taking radioactive waste

    Guidance for landfill operators that want to accept low-level radioactive waste has been published by the Environment Agency (EA). The guidance follows the introduction of a more flexible approach to disposal of such waste last year by the Government. It refers to low-level radioactive waste, like rubble and soil from decommissioned nuclear sites for example. EA strategic policy manager for ...

  • UK initiative to reduce organic waste sent to landfill

    Encouraging technology that reduces the amount of organic waste sent to landfill is the driving force behind a consultation launched this week by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Environment Agency initiative. The Quality Protocol for the production and use of quality outputs from Anaerobic Digestion, could make it easier to turn ...

  • Diamond Packaging Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill Status

    Diamond Packaging today announced that it has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill status, an important milestone towards meeting its future goal of zero waste to landfill. The recovery and recycling program is a natural evolution of the company’s greenbox sustainability initiative and one which will provide long-term environmental and economic benefits. Zero ...


  • CAI Introduces New Landfill Gas Systems

    ORANGE, CA - The California Analytical Instruments Landfill Gas Analysis System provides a highly accurate Methane and Oxygen analyzer housed in a NEMA 4 or 4X enclosure.  The enclosure is climate controlled for outdoor mounting and provides maximum stability in virtually any environment. The enclosure includes fittings for calibration gases, sample gas, and exhaust as well as solenoid ...

  • Ameresco Exemplifies Commitment to Landfill Gas Utilization

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), has announced that Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, was awarded the SWANA Silver ...


    By Ameresco, Inc.

  • Republic Services Opens New Landfill And Transfer Station

    Leading environmental services company Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) today dedicated a state-of-the-art landfill and transfer station in Texas to meet the Rio Grande Valley's waste needs for the next 100 years. The new La Gloria landfill is a highly-engineered facility and was designed as a safe, environmentally ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • 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

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