Landfill Management Articles

  • Waste at business parks

    Virtually every town has at least one business park serving the needs of companies of all sizes looking for convenient office space with enough parking space to accommodate all the needs of their staff. The concentration of so many businesses brought together has obvious implications for waste disposal. Even when the individual companies deal with their own waste, management ...

  • Recycling Giants

    A staggering clue to the amount of electronic and electrical waste on the planet now is creatively shown by the amazing Sculpture of WEEEman at the Eden Project. The Eden Project WEEEman was made from the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment that an average British person threw away in their lifetime – over 3 tonnes per person. ...


    By G.G. Compactors Limited

  • New drinking water scheme to cut plastic bottle use by millions

    Retailers, coffee shops, businesses and local authorities in every major city and town across England will offer free refill stations for people to top-up their water bottles by 2021. ...

  • Microbial characteristics of landfill leachate disposed by aerobic moving bed biofilm reactor

    An aerobic moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) was applied to treat landfill leachate generated from a domestic waste incineration plant. Pollutant removal efficiency of this reactor under stable operating condition was studied. The biomass, bacteria species, and microbial metabolism in this reactor were investigated. These results showed that the average removal efficiency of chemical oxygen ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations

    The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding ...

  • Weather monitoring at German Landfills - Case Study

    According to the Landfill Regulation and Federal Emission Law in Germany it is mandatory on landfills to monitor weather data such as temperature, precipitation, evaporation, wind direction and speed. This is not only good for environmental protection purposes but also for the residents nearby. In this regard two new Lufft weather stations and one Lufft wind sensor were set up recently in Hamberg ...

  • Recycling Apartment Building Cardboard

    How to manage cardboard waste in apartment building complexes using quality Harmony vertical cardboard balers.  Online shopping has created a large influx of cardboard waste in residential buildings all over the world.  Apartment managers cannot afford to add this cardboard to the weekly compactor deposits and hauling schedules.  Throwing this cardboard away adds an additional ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Value-driven recycling at Fareway Stores - Case Study

    With 100 grocery stores across Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Nebraska, maintaining the recycling and trash for Fareway Stores is no easy task. But they have the equipment, systems, and staff in place to make it efficient. Leo Hickey, who has been responsible for the “In Store” maintenance since 1993 explains, “Each of the 100 Fareway Stores has one ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • ReStore – Recycling building materials and cardboard too! - Case Study

    Each year, ReStore in New Brighton, Minnesota keeps at least 690 tons of Twin Cities building materials from entering the landfill! With amazing recycling results under their belt, Restore is always aiming at doing more to help the Earth. They are building a new ReStore in South Minneapolis, scheduled to ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Plastic as a Persistent Marine Pollutant

    Abstract Synthetic organic polymers—or plastics—did not enter widespread use until the 1950s. By 2015, global production had increased to 322 million metric tons (Mt) year−1, which approaches the total weight of the human population produced in plastic every year. Approximately half is used for packaging and other disposables, 40% of plastic waste is not accounted ...


    By Annual Reviews

  • Optimizing electrocoagulation process using experimental design for COD removal from unsanitary landfill leachate

    Leachate is the most difficult wastewater to be treated due to its complex content and high pollution release. For this reason, since it is not possible to be treated with a single process, a pre-treatment is needed. In the present study, a batch electrocoagulation reactor containing aluminum and iron electrodes was used to reduce chemical oxygen demand (COD) from landfill leachate (Tunceli, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Why we need to recycle plastic

    In a recent article for Forbes, Trevor Nace, geologist, adventurer, and founder of Science Trends, expressed his concern about not recycling plastic. Worldwide people buy a million plastic ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Wood here, plastic there ... Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse

    Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse; these are the types of interventions that are helping many construction companies in public and private sector whilst in almost total absence of new built. These are usually small activities which are ideally suited for construction companies specialized on restructuring and refurbishment sites; in many occasions the total removal of obsolete buildings ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Hybrid Geosynthetic Solution for Rail Track on Expansive Clay, Geo-Americas 2016 Conference Proceedings, Kief (2016)

    Challenge – Reducing Track Maintenance on Expansive Clay Areas of expansive weak clay subgrades invariably change as a result of seasonal changes in moisture content. For rail track in these areas, the resultant heaving and shrinking causes severe degradation of rail alignment, requiring extensive maintenance. One such area is northern Israel, where the Israel Railway Authority ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • Keeping APCr out of Landfill

    The CIWM have recently featured an article by our very own Dr David Deegan in the latest edition of their magazine. The article explains why Tetronics International were unhappy to be informed recently that Defra ministers had taken the decision not to remove the ...

  • Challenges at MSW Landfill Sites

    Covering the day’s trash at the landfill Today’s municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are much more than places to dump household trash. They’re engineered facilities that are designed to hold and isolate the trash from the environment and are governed by both federal and state regulations. Landfill designers and operators face two main challenges ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Geosynthetics and their impact on Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG)

    Abstract The impact of geosynthetics in a pavement structure will skew the estimate of damage over time, due to pavement distresses if appropriate testing has not been conducted on them. This article speaks to how geosynthetics can be incorporated into the MEPDG to ascertain how a design will be affected due to load (traffic) and environmental (climate) stresses. It has been ...


    By Nilex

  • South Texas Landfill − Case Study

    During 2011, four QED Precision Fine Tune Control Valves™ were installed in wells at a south Texas landfill. The following graphs show the composition of the landfill gas and flow data before and after the installation of the Control Valves in Wells 07, 54, 78, and 90. The closest neighboring well on the same trunk line, using a gate valve for flow control, was also chosen for an additional ...

  • Rugged Pumps Survive at Puente Hills Landfill - Case Study

    QED Pumps are the Pumps of Choice at North America's Largest Landfill The Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles County, California, is the largest operating landfill in North America based on daily tonnage received. Located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County near Whittier, California, it is owned and operated by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. It has received ...

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