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Waste management

Leipzig

Detailed description of the Good Practice

The IUWMM (Integrated Urban Waste Management Model) cooperation project involved the participation of 14 regional and local authorities who shared good practice in the field of waste management. One of the cases studied was an old, closed down, landfill, south of the city of Leipzig (pop.: 500 000). In the past, approximately 3.8 million m³ of waste were deposited there. The landfill did not comply with European environmental regulations, particularly with regard to ground water protection and landfill gas emissions. As a first step, the risks for the environment were investigated. Following this, the redevelopment of the landfill was designed with a view to minimizing the amount of leachate seeping through the landfill, using the landfill as a recreation area and finally the generation of energy from landfill gas and solar power. Consequently, the landfill was covered with a sealing system (26 ha) and cultivated afterwards.

waste management
energy efficiency

Objectives of the Good Practice

to redevelop the landfill by minimizing the amount of leachate seeping through the landfill, using the landfill as a recreation area and finally the generation of energy from landfill gas and solar power.

Participants of the Good Practice

Local and regional authorities

Funding of the Good Practice

The IUWMM (Integrated Urban Waste Management Model) cooperation project

More Details of the Good Practice

Available files

Contact details

Frank Richter, Stadtreinigung Leipzig,
Eigenbetrieb der Stadt Leipzig
FRichter@SRLeipzig.de

Data sources and references

Inforegio Panorama

  1. 25 3/2008