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Madley Heath


Chadwich Lane, Romsley, Near Bromsgrove

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Madeley Heath landfill was originally used as a borrow pit for the M5 construction. This was pre 1974 and completed in 1992. It accepted domestic and non-hazardous commercial wastes which amounted to 684 000m3. The landfill covers an area of 5.7 hectares and the waste has a maximum depth of 19 metres with an average of 12 metres.

The site has no engineered liner, and is a dilute and disperse landfill.

Gas concentrations are currently monitored from 8 external boreholes around the perimeter of the landfill and from five wells installed in the landfill.  In addition, leachate and groundwater quality monitoring is undertaken from selected locations including two boreholes that are drilled to 80 and 85m.

Madley 1984Madley August 2009

                      1984                                                     2009

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This page was last reviewed 30 November 2012 at 11:39.
The page is next due for review 29 May 2014.