I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that our trial import of cover materials via the rail sidings at Roxby was successful.
As outlined in my earlier letter, the trial took place on the 8th of December 2015. The loading, off-loading and depositing of the cover material was completed successfully and within the designated time constrains depicted by network rail.
The Environment Agency (EA) attended site during the operation and checked the material at both the points of arrival and disposal. The EA confirmed that the cover material had no associated odours and that it did not contain any contaminants therefore meeting the criteria for cover material.
The train consisted of 33 carriages, one of which contained transfer station waste, although it is unlikely this contract will include waste. The transfer station waste was also checked for odour and found to be similar to the waste currently deposited at site. The waste was handled in the same way - deposited at the tipping face and covered as soon as practically possible with the cover material received. Following the disposal of the waste and the placement of the cover materials, both Biffa and the EA carried out additional Olfactory monitoring along the eastern boundary of site and the local area and reported that no landfill odours occurred during or immediately following the trial.
I am pleased to say no odour notifications were received by site or the EA on the day and throughout the week following the trial. Following the successful trial Biffa are now looking to commence on a contract to receive 3 to 4 trains per week in the New Year. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Roxby Landfill Site Manager
Biffa Landfill Site
Tel; 01724 733336
Mob; 07767 648517