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Installations/Facilities - Technical Landfill

By combining the natural containment properties of clay with cutting-edge technology and engineering, and a strong vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future, Lafleche’s BioReactor is changing the way we think about waste.
 
The premise of the state-of-the-art landfill site known as the BioReactor is to view waste as a valuable asset. Proceeding from that premise, the BioReactor is designed to safely dispose household and solid non-hazardous waste, contain all waste - and waste water - on site, and to treat the waste to ensure it continues to provide benefits to society for decades to come.
 
Re-circulating the leachate encourages an accelerated anaerobic reaction within the waste. Microbes, the microscopic "bugs" that break down the waste, act much faster in an anaerobic environment. By re-circulating the leachate, the BioReactor can accelerate the decomposition of waste by as much as 15 - 20 years.  This means that waste can break down nearly three times as quickly in the BioReactor as in a traditional landfill, where decomposition takes an average of 50 years.
 
Once a cell, or section, of the BioReactor is filled with waste, it is covered with a soil cap. As the waste decomposes, methane gas is created and held under the cap. When it is present in sufficient quantities, the methane can be captured and used to generate electricity. The BioReactor produces methane that can be converted into 4 Mw of power! In addition to its environmental value, this makes the BioReactor a tremendous economic asset for the area.

 

GPS

To ensure efficient management of airspace, we have employed the use of computer-aided earthmoving software – a GPS –  in our landfill compactors. The system uses a network of satellite receivers and fixed position base station equipment to relay data (time, place and elevation) to a database.  The software enables us to compute volumes and produces high quality modelling.  The system allows the landfill operators and office controller to monitor daily waste placement and compaction in real-time and also gives operators access to electronic engineered design plans.  In addition to these great features, the system also greatly reduces fuel consumption and equipment wear, is a great tool for operator training,  improves efficiency and safety, and ultimately minimize airspace consumption.


Falconry

In an effort to manage birds at the landfill tipping face, Lafleche uses a falconry program.  A full-time employee has been trained to be a skilled predatory bird (falcon or eagle) ensures that the management of vector at our landfill is performed in an economical and ecological manner.   The falconry program has proven to be the safest and most effective way to control the birds.  A trained falconer ensures that the falcon is healthy, well-nourished, and fit for duty!