Best practice note: Landfarming

Landfarming, with the proper controls, can be a practical, effective, durable and cost-effective method for treating certain types of soil contamination.

Landfarming is a biological process which uses naturally occurring micro-organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, to destroy or transform harmful chemicals in soil.

These guidelines set out the EPA’s expectations for those undertaking landfarming and provide information on

  • how landfarming works
  • assessing whether landfarming is the best option
  • safeguards for protecting human health and the environment during the landfarming process
  • developing a landfarming strategy for a specific site
  • legislative requirements

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