Workshop: The science of landfill completion

SESSION F15 / / 09:00 - 10:40
Workshop: The science of landfill completion
Chair / Presidente: Robert Gregory (UK)

Landfill surrender is regulated under very different regimes globally and even in different EU countries. While landfill is the default method of waste disposal in many countries, it can have long-lasting impacts which require management. As we move away from landfilling as the primary route for waste disposal, the science of landfill is no longer a priority in many countries. Do we just treat landfill as a subset of contaminated land, or do we use our existing knowledge to help bring these sites back into beneficial use with appropriate environmental management, that avoids long term financial and institutional management? This workshop seeks to get key researchers and influencers together to discuss the impacts of landfill processes on landfill surrender so that a policy agnostic, scientifically sound basis for landfill surrender might be developed.

Introductory lectures:

R. Gregory (UK)
The impact of LFG on landfill completion

H. Robinson (UK)
The impact of leachate on landfill completion

O. Hjelmar (DK)
The impact of groundwater protection on landfill completion criteria

10:40 - 11:10 Coffee break