Ballaghveny Landfill Enabling Works
Waste and Resource Management
Ballaghveny Landfill is owned by Tipperary County Council and has been used accept municipal solid waste in unlined and engineered non-hazardous waste cells. Waste acceptance ceased in February 2011 at which time there was a remaining void space of circa 300,000 tonnes.
Tipperary County Council sought and received approval from the Agency to re-open the site to fill in the remaining void and waste filling is planned to commence in September 2021.
The enabling works carried out under public works contract condition PW-CF5 for minor building or civil engineering works designed by the Employer required:
- Waste licence compliance and preparation of specified engineering work submissions.
- General site clearance.
- Modifications to groundwater monitoring.
- Cell remediation works to fix holes in basal cells liners in remaining cells and leak detection testing in advance of waste acceptance in all cells lagoons and tanks.
- Landfill gas management works to replace well heads and pipework on an existing cap and upgrade flare plinth for future Lo cal flare installation
- New bunded leachate storage tank and upgraded leachate pumping system.
- Converting old leachate storage lagoon to a storm water attenuation lagoon.
- Upgrading site access roads and exit/entry ramps into remaining cells.
- New sub-station building.
- Upgrades to site M&E installation (air, power, water, telemetry, leachate pumping) and SCADA system.
- Development of a site asset register.
Empty space in the landfill that needed to be filled before the closure of the landfill can commence
Years landfill closed temporarily (2011)
Overall project value