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Landfill Sustainability Guide 2004

Landfill Sustainability Guide 2004

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Published by John Strohl
This is a comprehensive guide for sustainable development and management of landfills according to the standards and requirements in place in Tasmania in 2004. Useful in a variety of way as a reference on sustainability.
This is a comprehensive guide for sustainable development and management of landfills according to the standards and requirements in place in Tasmania in 2004. Useful in a variety of way as a reference on sustainability.

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Published by: John Strohl on Sep 26, 2013
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LandfillSustainabilityGuide2004
DEPARTMENT
of  
PRIMARYINDUSTRIES,WATER 
and 
ENVIRONMENT
Environment DivisionGPO Box 44 Hobart, Tasmania, 7001
 
Disclaimer
This document has been produced and published by the TasmanianDepartment of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIWE). Thisdocument is not a substitute for independent legal or professional advice.Although every care has been taken in the production of the work, neither the Crown in the right of the State of Tasmania nor any servant or agent ofthe Crown accepts responsibility for any loss or damage suffered at any timeby any person as a result of any error or inaccuracy in the publication,whether or not the error or inaccuracy has resulted from negligence or anyother cause.The information contained within this document is designed to give guidanceto the landfills, within Tasmania, and is necessarily general. Specialist advicemay be required for specific sites or issues.
Acknowledgements
 
Victorian Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
 
Meinhardt ConsultantsFor further information please visit www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au/landfillsor  emailEnvironmentEnquir 
i
es@dpiwe.tas.gov.au
 © Crown in Right of the State of TasmaniaThis work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under the Commonwealth Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced without written permission from the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, GPO Box 44, Hobart Tasmania, 7001.
 
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1.1.1What is the purpose of the Sustainability Guide?
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1.1.2Who should read the Sustainability Guide?
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1.1.3What activities does the Sustainability Guide address?
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1.1.4What does the Sustainability Guide contain?
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1.1.5How do I use the Sustainability Guide?
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1.1.6Implementation Timeframe
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1.2.1Principles
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1.2.2 Environmental issues
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1.2.3Statutory framework
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1.3.1Landfill Classification System
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1.3.2Waste types
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1.3.3Specific Disposal Requirements for Certain Waste Types
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1.4.1 Tasmanian
w
aste
tracking and classification
 
s
ystem
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1.4.2Analytical Testing
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2.1DEMAND
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3.1.1Leachate Barrier
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3.1.2Leachate Collection System for Category B and C Landfills
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3.1.3Leachate Management for Category B and C Landfills
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3.3 GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENTFOR CATEROGY B AND C LANDFILLS
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4.2.1Waste acceptance and screening
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4.2.2Waste placement and compaction
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4.2.3Waste covering
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4.3.1Leachate collection and management
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4.3.2Surface water management
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4.4.1Dust
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4.4.2Litter
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4.4.3Nuisance fauna and weed species
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4.4.4Odour
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4.4.5Noise
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4.5.1Fire prevention
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4.5.2Fire control
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