A landfill for non-hazardous waste and a composting plant were equipped with an integrated odour management system made up of instrumental Odour monitoring systems and automated air samplers. Collected data by the instrumental system cover a time span of 8 months and 9 months for the two plants, respectively, and have been used for investigating spatial distribution and statistical properties of peak-to-mean ratios; moreover, a new method of data analysis, not yet employed in the field of odour dispersion modelling, has been proposed. A peak-to-mean value is defined as the ratio between an hourly mediation time and the average duration of a single human breath (few seconds). Data derived from 0.033 Hz sampling frequency by IOMS were used to calculate peak-to-mean for the monitoring period for both plants; the size of samples analysed allowed the implementation of a statistical calculation methodology for peak-to-mean estimation, based on the construction of empirical probability density functions (PDF). Moreover, data collected from instruments installed in different areas of the plants, were used to evaluate how PDF of peak-to-mean values varies with the distance from the odour emission sources. The same data were also used to develop a new method of analysis based on time series processing through the use of the Fourier Transform. Spectral analysis, sometimes used for meteorological variables, more recently has been applied in the study of air pollution data, although this type of analysis makes a decisive contribution to the understanding of cyclical behaviour in the observed data and provides information on temporal and spatial scales of such mechanisms. The aim is therefore to define a viable methodology to time series of odour concentration data collected at the fence of a plant, to be used to gather information on periodic odour variations. Interesting results, which related some periodic behaviours in odour emissions to working periods and composting phases, were observed, demonstrating the usefulness of such methodology to assess whether odour fluctuations are caused by atmospheric conditions variability or plant management operations.