Training session on Landfilling

This interactive workshop offers an expert overview of the current issues and developing trends on LANDFILL.

Landfill remains the predominant disposal technology for waste management worldwide and is likely to do so for the foreseeable future particularly where open dumping remains current practice.  It is already evident that in countries where open dumping is current practice that there are environmental pressures as well as health drivers to move towards the sanitary landfill.

This training course will take participants through the process of remediating open dumps and demonstrate how the resulting emissions can be managed. It will also address operational techniques which overcome the most legacy concerns.

There will also be a case study from locally here in Belgium which will demonstrate how a state of the art landfill can be remediated to provide for a truly sustainable landfill. Delegates will be able to see how this is achieved in practice by attending one of the technical tours to the Hooge Maey landfill.

As a delegate, you will learn about the key areas and critical issues to consider in construction, operation and maintenance of landfills.

The training course will be of benefit to delegates from economically developing countries as well as those already operating landfills in economically developed countries.

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Training session

Plantijn Aula


Closure of open dumps - Derek Greedy
Delegates will be able to learn how to move from an open dump progressively to a sanitary landfill. They will be able to see how this can be completed in a staged approach which will take account of local circumstances.

Construction of a sanitary landfill - Luís Marinheiro and James Law
Delegates will learn key components and construction of various components of a sanitary landfill, including selecting, installing, testing and implementing Quality Control/Quality Assurance Plan for geosynthetic materials.

Landfill gas collection, treatment and utilisation - James Law
This presentation is specifically designed for delegates from the developing countries who would like to control and utilize gas from dump sites or landfills.  Attendees will learn how landfill gas can be collected safely while controlling gas migration to adjacent properties. They will also be able to learn how gas can be treated and utilized for gas-to-energy projects.

Leachate management - Luis Marinheiro
Leachate treatment is one of the problems of landfill management. Leachate presents high contaminant levels due to its high organic matter, nitrogen compounds and salt content. Delegates will learn how to manage leachate properly. An overview of some current leachate treatment solutions will be presented. Attendees will be able to learn about practices used for landfill leachate recirculation.

Day to day landfill operations - Derek Greedy
Landfill has over the years had a very chequered history as so many were operated poorly resulting in vermin, flies, litter and bad odours.  This talk will demonstrate how these issues can be overcome using improved operational techniques which are documented in ISWA’s Landfill operations guidelines.

Case study of Hooge Maey Landfill - Daniel Dirickx
The 'Intermunicipal Association Hooge Maey' is a joint authority created to treat non-hazardous residual waste in an environmentally and economically sound manner at its landfill site, located in Antwerp port area. This public-private partnership uses sustainability, in all its facets, as the guiding principle in all its activities. It regards corporate social responsibility as a continuous learning process where sustainability is consciously integrated into daily operations and where standards are being constantly raised. Hooge Maey closes loops and delegates will learn how this is possible.

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