Landfill Manuals: Landfill Site Design

Summary: This document details the unsatisfactory standards in the operation of landfills. Significant improvements are required if Ireland is to meet the higher standards proposed in the national legislation and EU directives. It states that how landfills are managed will be a lithmus test for overall waste management policy.

Published: 2000

ISBN: 1 84095 026 9

Pages: 154

Filesize: 2,577KB

Format: pdf

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Executive Summary

The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance on landfill site design so as to prevent or reduce as far as possible negative effects on the environment.

Guidelines are presented for the design of landfill liner systems, leachate management systems, for landfill gas management and for the final capping system. Information on quality assurance and quality control procedures to be followed to validate the construction process is also included. It provides detailed information on the design process as it progresses from site development through to the stage of final capping.

Manuals on Investigations for Landfills, Landfill Monitoring, Landfill Operational Practices, Landfill Restoration and Aftercare have been published by the Agency while manuals on Site Selection and Waste Acceptance are also being finalised for publication. Given that this Landfill Site Design Manual is one of a series, it is important that this document is read in conjunction with other available publications.

Future Irish landfills will be developed, managed, monitored and subjected to aftercare procedures within the Waste Management Act, 1996 and the requirements of the EU Directive on the Landfilling of Waste. This manual is being published to assist in meeting the statutory obligations of Section 62 of the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992.

It is intended to be a nationally adopted guidance manual for use by those involved in the design of landfills.