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EPA updated Guideline Environmental Management of Landfill Facilities - solid waste disposal (2019) - Circular 16.3

To Chief Executive Officer
Environment Staff
Governance Officers
Information - Engineering Staff
Recycling - Waste Management
Sustainability Officers
Date 15 April 2019
Contact Emily Heywood-Smith
Email: emily.heywoodsmith@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has released the updated guideline Environmental Management of Landfill Facilities – solid waste disposal (2019) together with the summary of submissions addressing the feedback received during the consultation period held in June – July 2018.

The EPA has released the updated guideline Environmental Management of Landfill Facilities – solid waste disposal (2019) together with the summary of submissions addressing the feedback received during the consultation period held in June – July 2018. 

During the consultation period the EPA hosted a number of workshops and met with licensees to discuss the proposed changes to the landfill guideline. 

The update guideline has been restructured to reflect each of the design and construction elements as an integrated system, together with regulatory and operational controls. 

This revision reflects contemporary best practice engineering design and construction, based on a revised classification system, together with the inclusion of new operational practices (including daily cover and resource recovery activities); updated regulatory references and expanded guidance on closure and post closure and landfill gas obligations.

The new guidance reflects the changing nature of residual waste composition in relation to disposal and the need to design and operate landfill facilities that take into account the changing chemical and physical composition of residual waste, now and into the future.

To download a copy of the updated Guideline, summary of submissions and further detailed information visit the EPA website.

If you would like any more information or have questions about the updated Guideline, please contact the EPA on (08) 8204 2004 or epainfo@sa.gov.au . 

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