Landfill Regulations News

  • The year in WtE - global trends, variances and what’s next

    It has once again been a year of change for the Waste to Energy sector, but it would be naïve to think that – when it comes to alternative fuel production – there has been unified progress across the globe. UNTHA America’s president Bernhard Martinz and director of global business development Gary Moore, recently shared their thoughts with The Energy Industry Times on the ...

  • Building Demolition: Waste Only?

    Little to virtually no waste. Select the material, treat it as necessary, and then reuse it. The Story: with a single operating machine; with a single operator; on site; quick; with a minimal investment. The MB Crusher product range is precisely designed and built specifically around these ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Recycle Waste Tires Using The Tire To Fuel Machine

    Should you be looking to have an affordable way to reduce waste from the environment and change it into fuel that one could easily use to power various machines you are likely to want to buy the tire to fuel plant. This machine uses pyrolysis to change tires into oil as well as the oil the machine makes is very high quality and could be ...

  • Canary wharf launches the first uk on-site deposit return scheme as part of its “breaking the plastic habit” campaign

    Canary Wharf launches the first UK on-site Deposit Return Scheme as part of its “Breaking the Plastic Habit” Campaign Visitors to Canary Wharf can now recycle their single-use plastic bottles and cans using an innovative Deposit Return Scheme. This is the first publicly accessible recycling machine in the UK and coincides with the Government’s announcement to crack down on ...


    By Reverse Vending

  • Axion: what’s best for low grade plastics?

      With levels of waste plastics rising in the UK as a result of China's National Sword scrap import policies, the debate is picking up over what to do with them. Landfilling, rather than incineration, might be the better option, suggests Keith Freegard, Director of plastics recycler Axion Polymers.     ...


    By Axion Group

  • EU Council and Parliament provisionally agree on new directives on waste

    On 18 December 2017, the European Parliament and Council came to a provisional agreement on four legislative proposals regarding waste. The agreed rules will establish binding waste reduction targets and will amend rules with the aim to decrease waste generation, improve controls on waste management, promote product reuse and increase recycling success across the EU.   Under ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Riverside celebrates 20-year milestone

    The past twenty years have been quite a whirlwind for the waste and recycling industry, with recessions, regulations, landfill tax hikes and technological innovations just some of the notable talking points. But the last two decades have also seen the growth of baler specialist Riverside Waste Machinery. The company – originally founded by Chris ...

  • ‘Clearer’ landfill tax regime expected in summer 2017

    From April, the standard rate of tax will rise from a current level of £84.40 per tonne to £86.10, and the lower rate from £2.65 per tonne to £2.70 per tonne. However, proposals to change the definition of ‘taxable disposal’ which had also been expected to come into force tomorrow – detailing exemptions from the landfill tax – are now expected to be ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Recofloor: Recycling vinyl flooring saves money

    Flooring companies that recycle their waste vinyl flooring through Recofloor can save up to 70% on disposal costs when compared to sending offcuts or uplifted material to landfill. Since Polyflor and Altro founded their national waste vinyl flooring recycling scheme in 2009, more than 700 collectors across the UK and Ireland are now benefiting from this sustainable alternative disposal route. ...


    By Axion Group

  • Mercury conversion - a challenge for the chlor alkali industry in Europe

    The phasing out of the mercury cell technology by the end of 2017. the export ban of mercury outside of the EU and the European regulations regarding the safe disposal of the surplus mercury are challenging the European Chlor Alkali industry. Interim solutions, such as the temporary storage of mercury are very costly because of special landfill regulations. Because of irregularities in the past ...

  • DEFRA U-turn on European Environmental Legislation

    Tetronics International were unfortunately informed that DEFRA Ministers have taken the decision not to remove the derogation that allows Air Pollution Control Residues (APCRs) that are three times above Landfill Directive waste acceptance criteria (3xWAC) to be landfilled. The announcement cited a “lack of alternative disposal solutions” as the primary reason for not phasing out the ...

  • “Clearing the Air” News Round Up: Landfill Odors Worsening; Rotten Egg Smell in San Francisco; and Asphalt Industry Forecast

    Welcome to the “Clearing the Air” News Round Up post from OMI Industries. We have compiled the latest industrial odor control news stories for your reference, arming you with the right information to keep your facilities odor-free. If you have any news that you would like our team to cover, please fill out our contact form and we will ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • HMRC: Landfill waste taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’

    All materials sent to landfill sites will be taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’, under the government’s proposed changes to Landfill Tax legislation from 1 April next year. HMRC elaborated on its plans on the 5th of December in a Policy Paper “Landfill Tax: definition of taxable disposal”. In it, the tax body confirmed that the current list for deciding materials ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Streamlining Landfill Environmental Monitoring

    The Eurofins Field Services Groundwater team conducts compliance monitoring on behalf of various Victorian Landfill operators. New analytical results from the Eurofins lab and secondary labs were combined into spreadsheets containing ongoing and historical data on behalf of the landfill operators. This was a time consuming, labour intensive process. Uncontrolled, 'hand-me-down' spreadsheets can ...

  • Improving resource efficiency with waste management from GPT Waste

    Planning the waste management and recycling for all of the rubbish produced in this country is an enormous task which involves both logistical planning and scientific knowledge, it also requires a certain understanding in order to balance the impact on the environment and the cost effectiveness of the process. Waste management and recycling companies are also feeling an extra ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Find all the latest environmental standards

    Find all the latest environmental standards and guidelines in one handy place. Visit our free resource. Including: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, UK, and Malaysia. ESdat environmental software have compiled a free resource of environmental guidelines and standards for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, United Kingdom and Malaysia. They can be opened in Excel, reviewed, ...

  • Drones Take Flight as Part of New Landfill Monitoring Efforts

    Officials in Boise, Idaho, are taking to the air to inspect their landfill. But it’s not with traditional aerial photography. Instead, Ada County has acquired FAA approval to utilize a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) or drone to collect high-resolution, 2-D images of its landfill on a more consistent basis. Previously, it used manned flights to get aerial photos once or twice a year. ...


    By Informa PLC

  • EdF Subsidiary Acquires Waste-to-Energy Plant

    The latest’s issues of International W2E Market Bulletin have been published. European RDF enquiries are slowing down, going into the summer period, as demand is limited to Poland and some southern countries. Markets outside of Europe are also being pursued to take SRF material, but so far no long-term contracts have been finalised. RDF prices for shipments in the next 60 days are being ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Understanding the UK RDF Market

    The practice of producing RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) and SRF (Solid Recovered Fuels) and exporting it to energy from waste facilities elsewhere in the European Union is becoming a more commonplace method of managing residual waste. It provides an important outlet for waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill and instead is used to produce energy, usually in the form of both electricity and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Reducing the use of landfill to feature in EU circular package

    Features of the revised circular economy package are due to be unveiled by the Commission in December. Alongside the measures to reduce landfill there will be a push for more energy recovery but slightly less emphasis on recycling. The overall recycling target is likely to be reduced from the 70% rate proposed in last year’s package, partly because this is seen as unrealistic for a number ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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