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Changes to Alexandra Landfill

Changes to Alexandra Landfill

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May 17, 2024

THE new Alexandra landfill is now well underway, with the new area set to service the community for the next 30 to 40 years.

The site, located at 122-124 Mount Pleasant Road in Alexandra, is a ‘gully fill’ type of landfill in a Y-shaped valley.

The current cells in the eastern valley are approaching capacity, and council has obtained Environment Protection Authority (EPA) approval to construct further cells in the western valley, which is currently undeveloped.

The works are being done by Goldsmith, with Stuart Sanham in charge on the site.

Kim Long from Bajwa Environmental Consulting is onsite all the time, monitoring and ensuring that the landfill is being built to standard.

Josh Russell is the manager of waste for Murrindindi Shire Council, and Phil Hoare is council’s project engineer.

Plans for the project commenced about five years ago, and works commenced in late 2023.

55,000 cubic metres of rock have been moved, and they have replaced 22,000 cubic metres of that.

The rocks have been moved by dozers, or when required, using explosives. 20,000 cubic metres of rocks have been through a rock crusher.

While some of this crushed rock is in use at the landfill, there is also a large portion on the hill which will be used for day cover or other uses in the future.

Each day, the waste is covered with at least…

Image: Stuart Sanham from Goldsmith, Phil Hoare and Josh Russell from Murrindindi Shire Council, John Preston from Goldsmith and Kim Long from Bajwa Environmental Consulting.

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