Landfill Regulations News

  • ‘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

  • Joint letter to the European Commission urges greater focus on demand-side measures in circular economy package

    A number of the UK's leading representative bodies for the waste and resource management sector have sent a joint letter to the European Commission to reinforce the need for effective 'pull' or demand-side mechanisms in the forthcoming EU Circular Economy package. According to recent leaks, the package is already likely to contain stronger drivers to 'push' waste out of landfill and up the Waste ...

  • 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

  • Mining metals from heat-treated landfill proven to be economically viable

    Mining metals from landfill sites can be economically viable, a recent project in the US has demonstrated. Approximately 34 352 tonnes of metals, conservatively valued at US$7.42 million (€6.67 million) were recovered from the 8 hectare ashfill site, according to researchers who analysed the project. Across the world, mountains of municipal solid waste (MSW) are produced — and ...

  • Dynatec to expand existing Dynatec MBR biological system capabilities for landfill

    Dynatec receives PO to expand an existing Dynatec landfill leachate MBR's biological system capabilities in South Carolina. Existing MBR working great, meeting permit requirements Expanding an existing Dynatec landfill leachate MBR's biological system capabilities Improve transmittance using nanofiltration Add ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Commission refers Spain to Court over illegal landfills

    The European Commission is taking Spain to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) over poor waste management in the regions of Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and León and Murcia. Despite earlier warnings from the Commission, Spain has failed to take measures to close, seal and ecologically restore 61 illegal landfills, as laid down by EU waste ...

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference makes sustainable connections

    The importance of making sustainable connections and the need to rethink how carpet products are designed to facilitate future recycling were two leading topics at Carpet Recycling UK’s recent seventh Annual Conference in Birmingham. The one-day event was preceded with a networking Awards Dinner on June 10th and conference sponsorship again provided by Invista, manufacturers of ...

  • Landfill tax to hit £84.40 per tonne in 2016

    Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed the amount that will be charged for the standard and lower rate of landfill tax from April 2016, in guidance documents published in March. All landfill site operators in the UK received a briefing document following the budget announcement; the document asserts that the ‘loss of ignition (LOI)’ testing regime will come ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Fired for reporting hazards, whistleblower wins $33K settlement Perry Ridge Landfill and Panther City Hauling wrongfully terminate truck driver

    A truck driver, who was fired the morning after he filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleging unsafe working conditions, will receive $33,000 under terms of a settlement agreement. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought against employers Perry Ridge Landfill Inc., Panther City Hauling and their corporate officer, Joseph Mazza, ...

  • EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for the Clearview Landfill Portion of Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund Site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the cleanup plan to address the contaminated waste and soils portion in the Clearview Landfill which is part of the Lower Darby Creek Area (LDCA) Superfund Site. The LDCA Superfund site is comprised of two landfills, the Clearview Landfill situated in both Delaware and Philadelphia Counties and the Folcroft Landfill in Folcroft Borough, Pa. ...

  • Preparation Environment Council, 28 October 2014

    The first formal Environment Council under the Italian Presidency will be held in Luxembourg on 28 October. Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard will represent the European Commission. The Council will deal with environment points in the morning before moving on to climate issues over lunch and afterwards. The first environment point ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • New approval procedure in Germany

    Simplified approval procedure for smaller and middle-sized "waste to energy“ systems. In article 3 of the law dated 23.10.2007 (BGBl. I 2470) the 4. BimSchV has been changed as follows: bb) column 2: ãa) Systems for disposal or recycling of solid, liquid or gaseous (in tanks), not hazardous wastes or landfill gas with inflammable components by thermal processes, particularly ...


    By Michaelis GmbH & Co. KG

  • Ending the Throwaway Society

    Lower taxes for businesses that repair or re-use goods; mandatory municipal waste separation systems; longer warranty periods for consumer goods; banning food waste from landfills; increased funding for agencies that promote transitioning to a circular economy. These are a few of the recommendations of a far reaching report just released by the UK  ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • MPs request food waste landfill ban

    According to MPs, local authorities should be banned from sending food waste to landfill sites to help combat England’s ‘throwaway society’. Government figures show that in England, 8.5 million tonnes of local authority-collected waste goes to landfill. According to a report by the environmental audit committee regulations should be introduced to ensure that food waste is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA: Most Waste Sites Used for Renewable Energy Subject to State Laws, Not CERCLA

    The “vast majority” of contaminated sites requiring cleanup are likely to be addressed by state cleanup programs and won't involve federal cleanup or enforcement laws, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a reference guide addressing liability for renewable energy projects at contaminated sites. Such state programs include superfund, brownfields and voluntary cleanup programs, ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Environment: Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link

    The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste management: despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Spanish landfills are still operating in breach of EU landfill legislation. The second case contains a planned rail link between Seville and Almeria, for which no adequate environmental ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Commission takes Spain to Court over non-compliant landfills and high-speed rail link

    The European Commission is taking Spain to Court for two (unrelated) breaches of environment legislation. The first concerns poor waste management: despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Spanish landfills are still operating in breach of EU landfill legislation. The second case contains a planned rail link between Seville and Almeria, for which no adequate environmental impact ...

  • EU Commission adopts 70% recycling plan

    The European Commission has adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States. Achieving the new waste targets would create 580.000 new jobs compared to today’s performance, while making Europe more competitive and reducing demand for costly scarce resources. The proposals also mean lower environmental impacts and reduced greenhouse gas ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • £10,000 in landfill tax saved through Aberdeen’s food recycling scheme

    Last summer £800,000 of Scottish Government cash was initially spent by Aberdeen City Council to install food waste recycling bins across 54,000 city homes. Effort have certainly paid off with the equivalent of 43 fully-loaded lorries of potato peelings, leftovers and used tea bags being kept out of landfill sites. An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said: “Under the Waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA reaches agreement with Honolulu to continue cleanup at Waipahu Ash Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City and County of Honolulu recently signed an agreement to begin work on the second phase of cleanup at the Waipahu Ash Landfill site on Oahu. “Honolulu’s latest agreement will allow the ongoing cleanup at the old ash landfill to proceed to the next stage,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific ...

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