The Clayton Hall site has been used historically for landfilling since the 1960’s, since this time the site has changed and developed in line with advancements in landfill engineering and management.
The site underwent significant developments between 2008 and 2012 with the installation of two gas engines to harvest methane gas that would otherwise have been burnt through a flare system. Instead the gas was converted into electricity and fed back into the national grid. A leachate treatment plant was also installed to treat the leachate within the landfill using bacteria that reduce the ammonia levels of the liquid before its discharge to the sewer.
Most recent developments include engineering works to allow the commencement of the next site phase and extension of gas collection infrastructure.
The site is permitted until 2028 following which is will be restored in line with its planning permission.