Cell 13 will be filled in two stages. These stages divide the cell up to ensure the cell is filled in segments reducing the possibility of escaping odours as waste breaks down over time.
What to expect during the transition/ operations:We will do everything possible to minimise disruption during the filling of Cell 13. Potential for disturbances include:
• The cell will be visible to residents East of the landfill. Heavy machinery and litter nets will be used to contain the cells contents are likely to be seen. The near side will be filled and covered to help create a visual buffer with this in mind.
• Potential to see a controlled flame. In addition to converting the landfill gas into electricity through engines the site occasionally flares excess gas.
• Potential to see a steam plume. The site has installed an evaporator called BeneVap to improve water and leachate management on site.