Liquids to Landfill Ban

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Legislation –Prohibition of Liquids to Landfill

 

On the 23rd August 2013 the Norms and Standards for Disposal of waste to landfill were published which amongst other things set time frames for the banning of certain waste streams from landfill.  These were stipulated as years from the date of publication of the Norms and Standards.  The following are some of the more pertinent streams that require diversion from landfill with the full list available on request.

 

  • 23 August 2017 (four years from publication), waste with a calorific value of greater then 25 Mj/kg was banned from landfill

  • 23 August 2019 (six years from publication), waste with a calorific value of greater then 20 Mj/kg to be banned from landfill

  • 23 August 2019, (six years from publication), Liquid waste is to be banned from landfill

 

The definition of liquid waste according to these Norms and Standards is given below:

 

Liquid waste–

 

(i) Waste which has an angle of repose of less than 5 degrees, or becomes free-flowing at or below 60 ºC or when it is transported, or is not generally capable of being picked up by a spade or shovel;

or

(ii) Waste with a moisture content of >40% or that liberates moisture under pressure in landfill conditions, and which has not been stabilised by treatment.

 

Should you have waste streams that fall into the above categories, kindly contact Louise van Zyl at 064 658 6500 or henquewastecbs@icloud.com to assist you by assessing what alternatives may be available for diversion from landfill.  We provide solutions to treat a wide variety of liquid and sludge waste streams.