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Landfill for Non-Hazardous Waste located in the Baricella area of Bologna

Via Bocche 20, Baricella (BO)

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Landfill has reached non-hazardous waste capacity

The Baricella (Bologna) Landfill is located north east of the city, which is no more than 25 km away, as the crow flies.

Acceptance of landfill waste ceased in 2006 and the plant“s closure was approved by the Province of Bologna in February 2007, in accordance with Article 12 of Legislative Decree 36/03.

Page update 26 August 2015

    Landfill type
    For non-hazardous waste: solid urban and urban-like waste, sludge from domestic wastewater treatment plants
    Operational status
    The landfill is currently post-operational
    Overall capacity
    1,342,000 m³
    Placement type
    4-metre thick layers

    Horizontal and vertical drainage using perforated pipes and draining materials. The leachate is channelled by gravity from the bottom, which is divided into eight compartments (cells), each equipped with its own drainage and collection network, to a main collector, which runs along the longitudinal axis of the landfill, and is delivered by means of a lifting plant to one of the storage tanks. The leachate is transported by tanker to authorised treatment plants.

    The captured biogas is used for the production of electricity, which supplies all the utilities on site while the surplus is supplied to an external distribution network; the system consists of an Otto cycle engine with installed electric power equal to 625 kWe.
    Under emergency or programmed engine stop conditions, an auxiliary system is automatically activated for torch biogas combustion at high temperature with a maximum flow rate of 1,000 Nm3/h.

    Clay, 2.5 mm thick HDPE liner, liner protected with fine sand, geotextile and drainage gravel (bottom drainage of leachate).

    Top liner with 50 cm of clay, drainage mat and 100 cm of cultivated clay soil for future use as green woodland.

    The landfill site is delimited by a basic embankment to guarantee hydraulic safety against all possible flood events that could affect the area.
    The following activities are carried out so as to guarantee maximum environmental protection and compliance with all environmental prescriptions:

    • monitoring and control of surface water and waste water;
    • monitoring and control of groundwater and drainage water;
    • monitoring and control of leachates;
    • monitoring and control of atmospheric emissions and air quality;
    • monitoring and control of usage - water withdrawals;
    • monitoring and control of usage - raw materials;
    • monitoring and control of usage - fuel;
    • monitoring and control of energy - production and usage;
    • control of dedicated environmental protection plants and equipment.
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