7 June, 2021
Pilton landfill rehabilitation begins
Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) has commenced work on rehabilitating the Pilton landfill site on Mackie Road.
The project at Pilton commenced during April.
Re-profiling of the site has been completed and a drone survey has been undertaken to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Department of Environment and Science.
TRC Water and Waste Committee portfolio lead Councillor Nancy Sommerfield said this was an important step to ensure sustainable environmental outcomes.
“Closed landfills require rehabilitation which involves re-profiling the surface to ensure storm water is appropriately managed and capping the old landfill with material to prevent any potential ground water contamination,” Cr Sommerfield said.
The placement and compaction of final cover material has also commenced and was expected to be completed by the end of May.
The final stage will involve revegetation of the landfill area, to be completed in early June.
“Council has 29 landfill sites throughout the Region and it’s our duty to responsibly manage these sites,” she said.
Cr Sommerfield said the work aligns with the principles of the TRC Waste Management Strategy 2021 which seeks to ensure best practice in landfill development, operations and post-closure management.
For more information about Council’s Waste Management Strategy 2021 visit the website, www.tr.qld.gov.au or contact Council on 131 872.