Waste site upgrade

Waste site upgrade

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The last truck finishes up at the Shale Road landfill in Cardup.

After accepting four million tonnes of Perth’s waste since 1999 the Shale Road landfill in Cardup closed on November 30.

The landfill, which had been operated by Western Australian Landfill Services in a joint venture between Suez and Hanson, received household waste from Gosnells and Canning residents as well as commercial and industrial waste.

Suez Infrastructure state manager Craig Barker said there was still work to be done after the last garbage truck arrived.

“Straight after closure we will be carrying out the final capping works on the remaining 100,000-square metres of uncapped area,” he said.

“We will install an approved engineered final cap and then revegetate the area with native plants.

“The team at the Shale Road landfill has every reason to be proud of the amount of work they have put into providing an essential waste management service to the Gosnells and Canning council communities.”

Mr Barker said the rehabilitation program would take up to six months and cover a final area of approximately 190,000-square metres.