SHIRLEY QUARRY LANDFILL SITE.
Peterbrook Road, Majors Green, Wythall, Bromsgrove.
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The site was originally quarried for sand and gravel in the
1970's and was filled between 1981 and 1988 with household waste.
It took a volume of 1 152 750m3 over an area of 15.37
hectares. The average depth of the waste is 7.50 metres with a
maximum of 12 metres and a minimum of 3 metres.
The site has an active gas control system with twenty-eight
internal wells connected to a flare that burns the landfill gas.
This ensures that the landfill gas is flared off and burnt in a
controlled manner and reduces the risk of off-site
migration. In addition there are 34 monitoring
boreholes around the perimeter of the site that are monitored for
gas and groundwater levels. Every six months groundwater
monitoring is undertaken with leachate quality sampled
annually. Surface water samples are collected for quality
analysis from neighbouring water bodies.
The site at present is home to a whole host of wildlife, from
wild meadow flowers to pairs of lapwings.
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website is packed full of ideas to help residents reduce, reuse and
recycle their household waste.
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This page was last reviewed 18 October 2012 at 16:24.
The page is next due for review 16 April 2014.