Landfilling of waste
Layer by layer – safe and sealed
The environmentally compatible landfilling of certain types of waste forms an integral part of a holistic waste management concept, providing an important complement to waste incineration. We therefore offer our customers at the Leverkusen and Dormagen CHEMPARKS modern and efficient landfill solutions, with sophisticated deposit and sealing technology providing the ultimate in long-term safety.
We meet all the prerequisites for future-proof and environmentally sound landfilling
Landfilling is an area in which we possess technologies and processes of a high standard, not to mention considerable deposit capacity. We have a free landfill volume of 14 million cubic meters. Capacity should still be available for several decades to come, providing a great deal of security for us and our customers with regard to future disposal requirements.
Sophisticated process technology in the name of high safety standards
Our above-ground landfill facilities meet all the required safety standards. The prime objective is to protect the groundwater and to ensure the stability of the landfill mass. The construction of the landfills is designed so that it permanently excludes the possibility of the contents coming into contact with the environment. In practice we work with an industrial multi-barrier system, which meets the following requirements:~
- Protection of groundwater through sealing systems
- Collection and treatment of the landfill leachate
- Covering of filled landfill areas and draining off of unpolluted rainwater
This is what we can landfill for you
As a general rule, our landfill sites are licensed for the deposit of precisely defined residue subject to monitoring/special monitoring. Individual permits can be obtained for the handling of additional materials. We cannot, however, handle waste that is subject to the terms of the Atomic Act, nor can we deposit storage drums.
Waste for landfilling must be suitable for long-term storage and must not present any risks – current or future – to humankind or the environment. Ultimately, it is a substance’s or mixture’s chemical and physical properties and composition that will determine whether landfilling is a suitable option. Generally speaking only solid inorganic waste can be deposited. Residues must not take the form of a paste or liquid, or be explosive, flammable or chemically active. Additionally, they must not create an odor problem or result in the release of toxic substances.
A simple permit and landfilling process
The basis for acceptance of waste for landfilling is the waste schedule which gives details of quantity and composition, chemical and physical properties, toxicity and necessary occupational safety measures. This must be filled out by the waste producer. Our advisors will be happy to help any of our customers with this stage in the process. Once all the requisite data have been recorded we can issue the landfilling license or, if necessary, submit an application to the relevant authorities.
Integrated disposal of different waste types
The integration of our landfill sites into a waste management network that also comprises incineration and treatment plants means that all types of waste can be suitably disposed of. Each of our landfill sites handles solid waste from the incineration plants and feeds the leachate into the wastewater treatment plants. Ongoing monitoring of our landfill operations guarantees the ultimate in safety. Our comprehensive control measures include, for example:
Verification of the documents accompanying the waste
Laboratory testing to identify supplied waste
Documentation of location of waste deposit at landfill site
Analytical monitoring of leachate
Checks on groundwater in proximity to landfill site
Cooperation with the relevant authorities