Landfill is one of the most effective ways of disposing of a wide range of waste material. Grundon owns and operates landfill sites throughout the Midlands, and the South of England - with enough capacity to deal with more than 13 million tonnes of waste.
But to ensure that the environment and surrounding communities are fully protected, the process demands the most careful planning and the highest standards of professional operation.
That's why, for Grundon, landfill is scientific, systematic and controlled. Electronic weighbridges monitor all loads and computer-generated documentation records all waste movements.
The result is that three of our landfill sites have already received awards:
For Grundon, landfill is the final stage in a carefully planned process which involves mineral extraction, in-filling and restoration. Each step is managed by a specialised company within the group - deploying appropriate skills, relevant experience and resources.
All our sites are pre-assessed for environmental impact, and every planning application we make is accompanied by exhaustive documentation dealing with every issue that might impact upon the local community.
Ongoing, detailed research programmes are aimed at achieving constant improvement in areas such as containment, leachate gas monitoring and control, and site restoration. Our landfills are lined with clay of measured impermeability or with a combination of clay and an impermeable lining material - all tested and installed under an approved quality assurance and constructing control programme. Each site incorporates provision for the collection and removal of leachate and for all monitoring.
Grundon landfill sites comply with all relevant legislation and official guidelines - including British Standards and codes of practice where appropriate. We are committed to implementing and maintaining Total Quality Management.
To make the most effective use of increasingly scarce natural resources, Grundon actively searches out the most economical and practical ways of reducing and minimising the amount of waste destined for landfilling.
At our Colnbrook site, we pioneered the high density baling of waste. At the same location we are now developing a totally enclosed materials recycling facility (MRF). With a capacity of 200,00 TPA, the facility will recover up to 50% of trade and commercial waste for recycling.
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