Site Closure

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It will take approximately 2 years after closure to complete the Final Capping Works at Arthurstown

Arthurstown closes on the 21st December 2010.
The reason for this is that the planning permission from Kildare County Council to continue land-filling at Arthurstown expires on this date.

What happens to the landfill when it is closed?

When Arthurstown closes its gates to waste, the Landfill then must be Final capped. This will take approximately 2 years after closure to complete the Final Capping Works.
The site will continue to be managed and monitored for 30 years after closure in compliance with its waste license closure and aftercare requirements.

What can the landfill be used for when closed?

There are no definite plans for use of the landfill after closure just yet.
A probable outcome may be grazing lands.

  • From the Gallery…

    The First Bales being placed at Arthurstown in October 1997 trommel Screening of Black Boulder Clay at Arthurstown Badger - Arthurstown Landfill Visitor holding a Harris Hawk at Arthurstown Landfill