VertaseFLI Limited Secure Landfill Reclamation Project

Following an exhaustive competitive tendering process, VertaseFLI have been appointed by Taylor Wimpey West London to undertake a multi-million pound scheme which will be one of the UK’s largest landfill reclamation projects, at Sandford Farm, Reading.

This 20 hectare site consists of a number of worked out gravel pits that were subsequently backfilled with various wastes. The reclamation works involve full delineation of the former landfills, excavation of all biodegradable wastes, recovery and treatment of landfill leachate, processing and treatment for recovery of wastes, and re-instatement to allow re-development with homes with private gardens. A key driver is the appropriate assessment and management of post remediation settlement and gas production potential.

The works will take up to two years to complete and involve the management of approximately 400,000 m3 of clay cap and underlying wastes. The project will demand that works be undertaken to the highest possible standards due to the proximity of local residential properties immediately to the west and large river immediately to the east. 

Works will be undertaken in a phased manner including handover for subsequent construction. Very close working relationships will be required with all stakeholders. In particular, VertaseFLI will call upon its’ extensive experience of establishing and maintaining close contact with local communities through a project specific web site, and regular newsletters and liaison meetings.

The project requires a multi-disciplined approach with emphasis on waste segregation and physical processing prior to soil washing, followed by maximising reuse and minimising export. Remediation design and subsequent management will be undertaken in accordance with the Sustainable Remediation protocols as laid out by SuRF-UK.

For further information on this or any other project being undertaken by VertaseFLI, please contact Michael Longman at our Portishead office.