Landfill Remediation Articles

  • Major Considerations in Landfill Closure

    Preparing for the closure and long-term care of a municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF) can be an inordinate undertaking. Whether public or private, all landfills eventually reach the end of their active lifecycle. Before closure, a landfill must meet a series of criteria as determined by Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Following closure, those same regulations ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Case study - Back Sand Point

    As part of the £3.5 million hazardous landfill restoration project at involving 250,000 tonnes of restoration material we were contracted by local firm KLR to hydroseed over 100,000m2 in two stages using an Emorsgate wildflower seed mixture. In addition to the hydroseeding works, we also planted over 6,000 bare root trees and shrubs across the site, helping transform the once blighted land ...


    By RMB Hydroseeding

  • TELUS and Green Standards Partner to Responsibly Decommission Office Spaces Across Canada

    Green Standards and TELUS, Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications provider, have worked together since 2012 to decommission office spaces across the country, including spaces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. The Objective: As part of an ongoing strategy to reduce the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Exploring America’s hidden recycling industry

    The World Bank estimates that by 2025, some 6 million tonnes of solid waste will be generated each day around the world — nearly double what’s produced today. By 2100 that number could hit 11 million. A Smithsonian magazine article from 2013 went so far as to ask if we were on the path to “ ...


    By Ensia

  • Mining landfills and using the methane & garbage for Energy

    The revolutionary process of turning all waste into energy using RCBC Global Inc. technology will change the way we handle waste for the rest of time. RCBC has the power to mine existing landfills and use the garbage and methane for energy. We have a unique, tried and true system. It has had 30 months worth of tesing on 61 different fuels. These test results have proven to have a much lesser ...


    By RCBC Global Inc

  • Capping of black devon landfill, Alloa, Scotland case study

    The area of contention was Black Devon, a pre legislative landfill of the old „dig and dump“ variety on the banks of the river Forth, outside of Alloa, Scotland. Alloa is situated at the foot of the stunning Ochill Hills in the county of Clackmannanshire and is close to the port of Grangemouth. The landfill had been accepting wastes over many years from neighbouring industries ...


    By NAUE GmbH & Co.KG

  • Landfill Gas Clean-up and Upgrading to Hydrogen System

    Quadrogen has extensive knowledge of and experience in biogas and landfill gas clean-up systems technology, design and development. Quadrogen’s Integrated Biogas Clean-up System will remove all sulfur species, siloxanes, chlorides, water, oxygen and other impurities from biogas to the parts per billion level required for reliable and long term operation. Quadrogen also has extensive ...


    By Pioneer Air Systems

  • A case study on a sustainable alternative to the landfill disposal of spent foundry sand

    Many small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are being forced to change the way they manage and dispose of waste. In part, this change has been due to the introduction of landfill taxes by the government, implemented to encourage companies to look at suitable and sustainable alternatives. This case study examines the application of key performance indicators (KPI) to monitor SMEs spent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban Stream Restoration: Standing Up to the Toughest Weather Conditions

    Project In 2008, the City of Altanta faced a large problem: the single-lane road that provides the only entry point to its SWAT team training center was likely to be lost completely to erosion. Although the road had been lined with concrete barriers as a stop-gap measure, it was clear that more substantial action was required to save it. Because the road is situated on a narrow ...


    By Thrace Plastics Pack S.A.

  • Republic services’ high-volume landfill finds reliable truck weighing with Avery Weigh-Tronix heavy-duty scale

    Republic Services, Inc., is a waste management company with more than 200 transfer stations, nearly 200 landfills and 75 recycling centers located in 2,800 communities. Its Missoula, Montana landfill alone serves 250-300 trucks per day. Recently, the company had to find a replacement for its unreliable truck scale/weighbridge, one that could meet the landfill’s high-volume, heavy-duty ...


    By Avery Weigh-Tronix

  • The Debate over the Economic Viability of Recycling

    The general view about recycling is that it is extremely beneficial to the environment. The majority of websites pertaining to environmental policies, be it private agency or government, say that a good citizen with moral credibility must do three things: Recycle everything Sort the waste ...

  • Fuel Oil Spill during maintenance in Ohio

    During replacement of oil furnace by an HVAC contractor in Ohio, there was an accidental release of almost 250 gallons of No. 2 heating oil in the basement. The oil seeped below the concrete surface and the smell of heating oil fumes was so strong that the home owner was advised to relocate in a hotel to prevent chemical burn of throat tissues. Environment company in charge of the cleanup removed ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • FRA: Leisure case study

    Woodland Environmental Spelthorne Equestrian Centre Hydro-Logic was appointed in 2007/08 to undertake a Flood Risk Assessment for a proposed Equestrian Centre in Shepperton near London. The site was a former landfill site that had been restored and was used for grazing. The proposals included soil importation and landscaping along with construction of stables and ...


    By Hydro-Logic Services

  • Case study - Resource and process optimization

    MetaVu's roots in environmental/health/safety management have evolved naturally into a full-service Operational Performance Optimization Practice. By examining, measuring and monitoring resource utilization and process performance from an environmental perspective over time, MetaVu helps clients continuously reduce the cost and incidental environmental impact associated with the production and ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

  • Donzi landfill expansion using stratagrid case study

    Background The Donzi Lane Landfill in Atlanta, GA had been in use since the 1970's for construction and demolition waste disposal. The site was nearing its capacity and additional landfill space was urgently needed due to the accelerating population growth and waste stream generated by development. Due to the high cost and long lead times for designing, permitting and constructing new ...


    By Strata Systems, Inc.

  • Completion reporting for a closed landfill site

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: UK Services: Landfill completion reporting for a closed site, including desk study and risk assessment Issues: Landfill completion criteria, potential risk to groundwater, environment or human health. Summary: ESI undertook a desk study and risk ...

  • Eriez FinesSort Reclaims Fine Metal Particles

    Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd. FinesSort® Metal recovery system is the ultimate in fine particle metal reclamation. The FinesSort® helps scrap processor’s increase profitability by recovering materials less than 25mm in diameter and thus aids reduction in materials sent to landfill. The Eriez FinesSort is a two stage system incorporating a Rare Earth Permanent Magnetic Drum (Stage 1a) ...


    By Eriez Magnetics Europe Ltd

  • Landfill remediation with refrigerants and chlorinated solvents

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION Between 1979 and 1980, industrial and hazardous wastes were disposed of at the Site in a series of unlined pits, each of which was used for a particular type of waste disposal. It is reported based on evaluations of manifests that approximately 3.4 million gallons of hazardous liquid wastes and between 3,700 and 4,100 tons of solid wastes were disposed of in the pits ...


    By GEO Inc

  • Phytocapping: an alternative technique for landfill remediation

    An alternative technique of landfill remediation known as 'Phytocapping' was trialled at Rockhampton, Australia. Twenty one tree species were established on two types of phytocaps (thick cap; 1400 mm soil and thin cap; 700 mm). The trial was monitored for plant growth, transpiration loss, canopy rainfall interception and methane oxidation. The results show that the tree species can intercept ca. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Landfill Closure - Odor Control

    Products & Equipment Used: Pneumatic Foam Unit 1600/40 AC-645 Long Duration Foam AC-904 Long Duration Foam Application summary: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources required an emissions control measure during the closure of an Ann Arbor Solid Waste Landfill cell. The odors that were emanating from the landfill during ...


    By Rusmar Inc.

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