ECRAN Regional Workshop on remediation of the landfills in the context of the regional waste management

Date: 30.09-01.10.2015
Place: Podgorica, Montenegro
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with EC TAIEX Unit

ECRAN countries are in intensive planning and implementation period of the EU waste management requirements. Landfill of Waste Directive (Council Directive 1999/31/EC) is one of the heavy cost Directives and it requires substantial planning, preparation and investment activities. The Directive’s demanding requirements for closure of landfills are related with high cost investment needs. Therefore reduction of standard requirements where according to the risk assessment is possible provides less costly though sufficient protection for environment.

Countries in the region still lack well established methodologies for risk assessment and evaluation of landfill sites for potential threats to environment. National regulation on technical solutions and documentation for remediation projects are not well defined. Also, there is not many implemented landfill remediation projects so far, so practical experience in that regard is not sufficient.

Considering situation in the region, Waste Management WG convenes a workshop to better assess the situation regarding the landfills closure and aftercare within the regional waste management systems and propose ways for developing methodologies for assessment of environmental risks and provides wide range of EU best practices and practical experiences in that regard biological treatment systems.

Workshop Objective:

The objective of this workshop is to provide the participants with experience of Member States in implementation of Landfill of Waste Directive (Council Directive 1999/31/EC); with focus on requirements of the Directive related to closure of landfills and dump sites. Through site visit, participants will be informed, how capitol of Montenegro, Podgorica, develop their waste management system, from remediation of old landfill, establishing new one, source and secondary separation, recycling yards, management of special waste streams.

Expected Results:

  • Improved skills on implementation of Landfill of Waste Directive (Council Directive 1999/31/EC);
  • Improved understanding of the better assess the situation regarding the landfills closure;
  • Participants are familiarized on how Member States implement Landfill of Waste Directive (Council Directive 1999/31/EC);
  • Better planning process in the field of Waste Management.