Australian urban landfills: management and economics

Xu, X. L., Rudolph, V. and Greenfield, P. F. (1999) Australian urban landfills: management and economics. Waste Management Research, 17 3: 171-180. doi:10.1034/j.1399-3070.1999.00039.x


Author Xu, X. L.
Rudolph, V.
Greenfield, P. F.
Title Australian urban landfills: management and economics
Journal name Waste Management Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0734-242X
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1034/j.1399-3070.1999.00039.x
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 171
End page 180
Total pages 10
Place of publication UK
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
300604 Management and Environment
770000 - Environmental Management
Abstract The current management and economic status of Australian urban landfilling is summarized. Landfills in four Australian metropolitan areas (Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) were surveyed, focusing on management and economic issues. The management issues include aspects of site management and environmental monitoring. The economic components comprise the landfill charges, the capital and operating costs and the costs of site rehabilitation. It was found that: (1) in terms of the current landfill guidelines the average revel of compliance with respect to environmental management in these urban landfills is relatively low; (2) landfill tipping fees do not reflect the true costs of waste disposal; and (3) there are substantial cross-subsidies in regional landfill management systems.
Keyword Engineering, Environmental
Environmental Sciences
Australia
Environmental Management
Landfills
Municipal Solid Waste
Subsidies
Waste Collection
Waste Disposal Costs
Waste Transportation
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Chemical Engineering Publications
 
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