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Environmental management of landfill facilities – solid waste disposal
The current guideline, Environmental management of landfill facilities (municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial general waste) is used by industry as a primary reference guide for how to comply with environmental legislation in South Australia when planning, designing, constructing, operating and closing a landfill. It is a critical document in setting the EPA’s minimum expectations for the operation of landfills and assists industry in meeting their general environmental duty as defined under section 25 of the Environment Protection Act 1993.
The Landfill Guideline applies to all solid waste landfill facilities in South Australia. It is used by the EPA as the basis for preparing comment or direction on development applications under the Development Act 1993 and when making decisions under the Environment Protection Act 1993 including the development and variation of licence conditions.
Since the guideline was released in 2007, South Australia has seen the consolidation of more than 500 landfills to the present 139, together with improvements to the way in which landfills are designed and operated in this state. This has been a significant achievement for the state, however industry, engineering standards, waste composition, the regulatory setting and technology have also significantly changed since 2007, prompting a review of the Landfill Guideline to ensure the EPA continues to be consistent, transparent and relevant.
Submissions close on 10 August 2018