What’s in a Landfill?

Placing of the first bales of waste at Arthurstown in October 1997

Placing of the first bales of waste at Arthurstown in October 1997

A Landfill is the filling of a hole in the ground with waste. That is how the old landfills (Dumps) operated. There was no environmental control on the old landfills .

A modern landfill is engineered and will be lined before any waste is buried. This liner will protect the surrounding environment from any waste pollution.

The Lining System will comprise of a HDPE Liner. (High Density Polyethylene) The Landfill will be strictly managed and monitored. The Landfill will produce a landfill gas. 

All modern landfills will have most or all of the following:

Lined Cells, Surface Water and Groundwater Drainage Systems, Leachate Collection Systems, Leachate Treatment Plants, Landfill Gas Collection Systems, Landfill Gas Flare Units, Landfill Gas Utilisation Plants, Environmental Monitoring Infrastructure, Odour Control Systems, Dust Control, Noise Control,  Bird Control and experienced management staff. 

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    Facility Management on a Facility Tour with a visitor from the Maldives Inside the trommel Screener Final Cap 2010 Phase 5 - Arthurstown Landfill Arial - Arthurstown Landfill