Landfill Regulations News

  • 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 ...

  • Zimbabwe considers landfill biogas

    Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, shows determination in reducing its share of GHG emissions damaging the environment by planning a waste-to-energy plant. In southern Africa, the Zimbabwean capital has announced that it’s seeking an investor for the establishment of a waste energy plant at Pomona landfill as the city looks to generate energy ...

  • ENER-G leads development of South Africa`s first independent landfill gas generation scheme

    A consortium led by biogas expert ENER-G Systems is investing £11 million (circa 230 million rand) in five landfill gas generation plants in Johannesburg. This is the largest landfill gas-to-power project to be developed in the country. ENER-G is the majority shareholder in the project, alongside state-owned ...


    By ENER-G

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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

  • 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 Foundation

  • £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

  • Ethiopia’s landfill of opportunities

    Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, is growing so fast that the Repi landfill site, which 40 years ago was in the outskirts of the city, is now at its centre. The 40 hectares of solid waste it contains are not only contaminating the ground, but methane emissions are also escaping into the air. Hundreds of poor people have been making a living from the site for decades, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • LGA call for landfill tax freeze

    While there is much evidence that the tax has succeeded in boosting recycling of waste materials, including construction waste, the LGA state that there is no evidence that increasing the tax from the £72 per tonne to £80 will have any influence. Whilst the increase is expected to come into effect next month, the LGA is urging the chancellor to use this month’s budget statement ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Industry debates EU end of waste criteria

    Letsrecycle.com organised an End of Waste conference which consisted of debates regarding the figures from the glass, organics, paper and plastic recycling sectors. Concerns were raised about the EU criteria for paper and also that the status for glass is only eligible for materials used in remelt. Ulrich Ix, president of the European Federation of Glass Recyclers, which has more than 32 members ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Commission takes Bulgaria to Court over illegal landfills

    The European Commission is concerned that Bulgaria is failing to protect its citizens from the effects of bad waste management. Despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Bulgarian landfills are still operating in breach of EU waste and landfill legislation, representing a serious risk for human health and the environment. In an effort to urge Bulgaria to speed up its actions in this ...

  • New standard to help reduce waste generated in building is launched by BSI

    A new standard that can assist in reducing waste in the early stages of building or refurbishment projects has been launched by the BSI. Dealing with waste management is becoming more challenging for an increasing number of organisations as controls are becoming stricter and costs to remove waste increases. BSI, the business standards company, has revised its waste resource management ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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