Benefits of Biomining
Recovered materials such as ferrous metals, plastic, aluminium, and glass can be sold if markets exist for these materials.
Reclaimed soil can be used on site as daily cover material on other landfill cells, thus avoiding the cost of importing cover material. Also, a market might exist for reclaimed soil for use in other applications such as soil enricher
Combustible reclaimed waste can be mixed with fresh waste or other combustible material and burned to produce energy
By reducing the size of the landfill footprint through cell reclamation the facility operator may also be able to either lower the cost of closing the landfill or make land available for other uses.
Hazardous wastes if uncovered during LFMR, especially at older landfills, could be managed in an environmentally sound manner.