Remediation of an illegal Landfill at Whitestown in Co. Wicklow 


Client: Wicklow County Council

Contract Term: Feb 2014 – Nov 2015 

Contract Value: €2.1 million

Key Project Elements

  • The preparation of waste processing, storage area & waste quarantine area 
  • Installed all site infrastructure, welfare facilities, wheel-wash & weighbridge 
  • Excavation & stockpiling of overburden soil 
  • Processing of underlying intermixed waste 106,000m3 
  • Processed & segregated the waste materials on site 
  • Removal of all waste off-site to agreed waste management facilities 
  • Reprofiling of the existing area prior to capping including placement of a flexible membrane liner (FML) 
  • Installation of associated drainage & gas collection layers on the capped area 
  • Installation of gas vents and drainage provision to capping area of 15,000m2 
  • Backfill & regrade all the site excavated using inert material recovered on-site

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