35,700 sqm of high-density polyethylene has been ordered to cover the north side of the current cell. In conjunction with the wells, the plastic will help capture landfill gas to reduce the prospect of odour.
The installation of plastic will commence at the start of October and is expected to take two to three weeks, contingent on weather. The installation is intended to ensure the gas is trapped within the cell and removed by the wells.
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What to expect during construction:
We will do everything possible to minimise disruption during installation. The only notable disturbance for the installation is expected to be:
Delivery of materials by an oversize vehicle with a long wheelbase.
The 12 wells on the active landfill cell were drilled and connected to the landfill gas network by July 25th, 2019
The installation of wells contributed to a significant collection of landfill gas, helping to mitigate odours.
Additional flares have been installed to help process the additional gas
Frequent spot checks on the works are completed for further monitoring.
The capping of cell 10A has also been completed and an additional two wells have been applied to process gas produced in this cell.
SUEZ is currently planning extensive works to continually improve the changing landscape of the site in efforts to reduce landfill gas odour.