Works to restore Powerstown landfill site - which includes capping - part of €1.6m contract

Works commenced at the site in July of this year

Darren Hassett

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The contractors undertaking the works are Priority Construction LTD

Works to restore the Powerstown landfill site - which includes capping - are forming part of a €1.6m contract awarded to Priory Construction Ltd. 

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As part of Carlow County Council's commitment to fully restore the site, worked commenced on the capping, leachate collection, gas collection and surface water management at the site in July of this year. 

Landfill capping is a containment technology that forms a barrier between the landfill deposits and the surface. 

This shields humans and the environment from the harmful effects of its contents. 

Works will be completed in two phases, July to November 2018 and March to September 2019. 

The contractors undertaking the works are Priority Construction Ltd and the contract value is €1,645,000 plus VAT.

Commerical waste activities at Powerstown ceased in August of this year. 

Waste from household customers continues to be accepted at the skips provided together with recycling facilities.