landfill rule News

  • California Landfill Violates PCB Disposal Rules

    Environmental testing solutions for hazardous waste, including PCBs, are available for municipalities, industry and the general public from LA Testing. ...


  • New landfill rules mean tougher line in UK

    Five months on since the new rules on landfilling waste came into force, the Environment Agency for England and Wales announced it expects the waste management industry, particularly landfill operators, to start taking a tougher line on the waste they accept from businesses for disposal. Liz Parkes, Head of Waste at the Environment Agency, said: 'We’ve been taking a sensible approach to enforcing ...

  • EPA tightens rules for greenhouse gas emissions at landfills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened standards for the nation's landfills to reduce emissions of methane and other harmful air pollutants. EPA estimates the new rules announced Friday as part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan will reduce methane from decomposing household waste by about 480,000 tons a year by 2025. Landfills rank as the third-largest human-related source ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...


  • 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 The draft guidance which was meant to be published on November 11 will now be released at a later date which is yet to be confirmed by the HMRC.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

  • EA spells out changes in contam land rules

    Changes in regulations covering the disposal of contaminated soil have been mapped out by the Environment Agency for those working in the land remediation sector.   The agency has ...

  • “Lid-up-no-collect rule” to be enforced in Devon

    Bin collections in parts of East Devon will no longer include bins which do not have their lids fully closed. From Monday 22 March, East Devon District Council will enforce the policy in an attempt to protect collection contractors from injury. Staff working for waste contractor SITA, who provide collection services on behalf of the council, will be able to attach a label to any overflowing bin ...

  • WRAP’s ‘Rules Of Thumb’ guide to UK building products

    From this month, manufacturers of building products will be able to make credible declarations of the recycled content of individual brands using a guide introduced by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). The Rules of Thumb Guide to Recycled Content in Construction Products, available online via WRAP’s tools and publications page, provides direction to assist producers state the ...

  • Justices rap EPA, but Uphold Global Warming Rules

    The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming. But a divided court also rebuked environmental regulators for taking too much authority into their own hands without congressional approval. The justices said in a 5-4 vote along ideological lines that the Environmental ...


    By Associated Press

  • SWANA Testified at EPA Landfill NSPS Hearing

    SWANA Executive Director, John H. Skinner, Ph.D., testified today (Aug 12, 2014) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing on the proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in Washington, D.C. On July 1, the EPA issued public notices of two proposed rules. The first proposed rule features new Standards of Performance for ...

  • Chemical Data Reporting Rule Analysis: Announcement of Webinar on Chemical Data Reporting Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on August 2, 2011, the pre-publication copy of the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, previously referred to as the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) Modifications Rule. The rule was published on August 16, 2011. 76 Fed. Reg. 50816. Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. will host a webinar on the CDR Rule in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 ...

  • Final rule reduces air toxics from existing stationary diesel engines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting the first standards that will reduce emissions of formaldehyde, benzene, acrolein and other toxic air pollutants from certain stationary diesel engines. These pollutants are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health problems and environmental damage. “Improving air quality is one the agency’s top priorities,” said Gina ...

  • City of Tacoma settles with EPA for violating federal rules on PCBs in used oil

    The City of Tacoma has settled with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal rules on used oil contaminated with toxic polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs. “Today’s settlement should serve as a reminder that handling used oil requires attention to the requirements designed to prevent the distribution of PCBs,” said Edward Kowalski, Director of EPA’s ...

  • Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

    The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous waste management program closed just before the end of 2015. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed these regulations to ”address gaps in the regulations, provide greater flexibility for hazardous waste generators to manage their hazardous ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • B&W Calls on U.S. EPA to Limit Methane Emissions From Landfills

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) (NYSE:BW) has provided formal comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed emissions rules for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, calling for more stringent limits on emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that plays a role in climate change. ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox

  • Commission takes Greece back to Court over illegal landfills and asks for fines

    The European Commission is taking Greece back to the European Court of Justice for failing to implement an earlier ruling on illegal landfills. In 2005, the Court ruled that Greece was not taking sufficient measures to close down and rehabilitate illegal landfills, of which there were several hundred operating across the country. Eight years later, in view of insufficient progress since the ...

  • EPA Proposes to Cut Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

    As part of the President’s Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. Under ...

  • EPA Seeks Input on New Clean Air Standards for Solid Waste Landfills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s review of its New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for municipal solid waste landfills. The Clean Air Act requires EPA to ...

  • Blue Sphere Corp. Announces Uzbekistan Landfill and Compost Joint Venture

    LONDON - Blue Sphere Corp. (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or “Blue Sphere”), a company in the Cleantech sector as an Emission Reduction project integrator, is pleased to announce that it has completed its due diligence on the Uzbekistan project announced on May 11, 2010 and has entered into a joint venture agreement to implement the project. The project, which is located in Smarkand, ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you