ISSEP, BELGIUM

Public body

Contact

Emerance Bietlot
Rue de Chéra 200
4000 Liège

E: e.bietlot@issep.be
T: +32 4 229 83 47

Website: www.issep.eu

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING NETWORK OF LANDFILL SITES IN WALLONIA

ISSeP, “Institut Scientifique de Service Public”, is a public scientific institute mainly working on behalf of the Walloon government. Since 1998, ISSeP is managing the environmental monitoring network of landfill sites in Wallonia on behalf of the Department of Policy and Control. This network mainly includes MSW sanitary landfills and old dumpsites but also inert and industrial landfills. In this framework, ISSeP periodically controls landfill emissions and their environmental impact on the surrounding receptors (groundwater, surface water, ambient air quality, odour impact …).

In 2011, ISSeP started to develop and manage a landfill focused database including all the results of environmental monitoring around landfill (liquid matrices). The database is fed by ISSeP’s results but also (and mainly) by compulsory self-monitoring of landfill owners. It is used to provide statistics and to better understand the temporal evolution of the landfill environmental situation.

Since November 2015, ISSeP is also working on landfill aftercare thematic on behalf of the Walloon Government (DGO3 – Waste and Soil Department). Competent authorities asked ISSeP to perform a benchmarking on landfill aftercare and the existence of criteria allowing to cease the aftercare activities. ISSeP developed a risk-based approach for the assessment of aftercare completion. Beside this, ISSeP started to investigate on the opportunity to accelerate waste stabilisation into the waste body and how a sanitary landfill could be converted into bioreactors. This fits with a more sustainable landfill management philosophy. Part of this work, ie. the methodology aiming to asses aftercare completion or modification, has been submitted for approval to the Administration on February 2017 and presented on May 2017 to operators, competent authorities and experts. The methodology is now subject to a public inquiry (until September 15th).

ISSeP is also on the way to examine End of Waste criteria in view of the future Walloon legislation on this topic.

Welcome to EURELCO

EURELCO is an open, quadruple helix network that supports the required technological, legal, social, economic, environmental and organizational innovation with respect to Enhanced Landfill Mining within the context of a transition to a resource efficient, circular, low-carbon economy. Are you a relevant actor working on ELFM?

EURELCO Team

ELFM Symposia

ELFM Symposia

Upcoming Events

  1. ETN DEMETER CONCLUDING SYMPOSIUM

    February 5, 2019 - February 7, 2019
  2. Slag Valorisation Symposium

    April 1, 2019 - April 5, 2019

Become a partner

Contact us

Email Adress

Phone number

+3211397282

Location

Centrum Zuid 1111
3530 Houthalen-Helchteren
Belgium