Videos are filmed each day on the field trip and edited each night. Videos will be linked here during the field trip from 20-22 March 2018.
Tuesday 20 March
1. Welcome to Redvale Landfill and Energy Park
Tim Brake gives you an overview of Redvale Landfill and Energy Park. What are some features that surprise you? Why? How is this different to landfills you may have seen in the past?
2. Which Bin?
You are at Rosedale Transfer Station. Tim Brake gives an overview of your responsibility when it comes to sorting waste at home or school.
3. Sort Your Rubbish
As you look through a pile of rubbish destined for the landfill, you may be surprised to find that not all of it should really be going there.
4. Reduce Your Waste
Back at Redvale Landfill, Tim Brake gives some suggestions about how you can become a responsible consumer and reduce the amount of waste you produce.
Wednesday 21 March
1. Managing Landfill Runoff
Tim Brake takes you to an area where a new part of the landfill is being created. Here Tim describes the process where leachate collects at the bottom of the waste pile, before being pumped out to a facility that boils it off as steam using landfill gas.
2. Taking Care of Leachate
The landfill at Redvale is capped with a thick layer of soil to prevent rain going into the waste. In this video, you are with Time Brake beside a pond where this rain water eventually drains to. Find out what testing is done to ensure minimal harm to the environment before this water is released into the local stream.
3. Capturing Landfill Gas
You will be forgiven for thinking that you have suddenly teleported to a local farm rather than being at another part of the landfill. The giveaway, however, are the yellow tops of wells you’ll see that go into the waste. Discover how these wells help to draw landfill gas away from the landfill where it is used to help generate electricity.
4. From Landfill Gas to Electricity
You are now inside the Energy Park facility. It is in this area where landfill gas is used to power massive generators which make renewable electricity. This is a great story about sustainability!