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Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium

Organised by:

Toshihiko Matsuto, Hokkaido University, Japan; Debra Reinhart, University of Central Florida, USA; Anders Lagerkvist, Luleċ University, Sweden

Local organizing committee 2018: Anders Lagerkvist (al at, Lale Andreas (laan at, Jurate Kumpiene (juku at

Symposium Objectives and Format:

Assemble world’s leading researchers and practitioners Address a broad range of topics related to landfills Discussion and debate of current knowledge and future directions



The 10th ICLRS will be held in Sweden, At S Sunderbyn, near Luleċ.

June 26-28, 2018

Registration is now open at

Get together in the evening of the 25th

Updates will be posted periodically.

Sessions in preparation:

Landfill covers

Long term emission behavior of in situ bio-stabilized landfills

Sustainable Landfill Management

Fate and implications associated with compounds of emerging concern in landfills

Geothermal aspects of landfills and their energy balances

Landfilling of contaminated soil

Methane oxidation systems – design and monitoring requirements regarding GHG mitigation versus on-site safety

Risk communication of landfill

Limitation and possibility of roofed landfill

A few more sessions may be added contact to discuss your ideas.

Update: Abstracts will be accepted to mid April (2018). All participants should bring a poster, see format instructions.

Session list: will be posted later

Abstracts should be sent to:

Schedule, fees and local transport: will be posted later

The social program is in planning, among the program points will be the Great Waste Debate

We also aim to include some sound activities, if possible with involvement of the participants.

If you are interested in performing together with colleagues, contact to program committee through




*  Poster guidelines

*  Abstract guidelines

* Advice for session creation

Previous symposia:

1stICLRS at Luleċ, Sweden, December 11-13 2000

2ndICLRS at Asheville NC, USA, October 13-16, 2002

3rdICLRS at Toya Lake, Japan, November 29th to December 2nd 2004

4th CLRS at Dundret, Gällivare, Sweden, June 14th to 16th, 2006

5thICLRS at Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA, September 10-12th, 2008

6thICLRS at Kiroro Resort, Hokkaido, Japan, June 9-11, 2010 

7th ICLRS at S Sunderbyn, Sweden, June 25-27, 2012

8th ICLRS, Crystal River, Florida, USA, October 19-22, 2014

9th ICLRS, Noboribetsu Onsen Resort, Hokkaido, Japan,  June 13-15, 2016  


 The ICLRS is an official IWWG

event, learn more about the International Waste Working group here