Dunton Environmental purchases new machinery to aid landfill regeneration

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Dunton Environmental, a UK company that specialises in landfill regeneration, has taken receipt of a brand-new Bomag RS650 Soil Stabiliser to aid in its work in recovering landfill for new uses.

Landfill regeneration is a process by which old landfill waste is excavated for reprocessing and is then replaced with clean soil. This is most often carried out to allow for new building projects, ensuring the foundation is made both structurally solid and environmentally friendly before construction work can commence.

A landfill regeneration project.
Dunton Environmental is currently handling the UK’s largest landfill regeneration project in Faygate, West Sussex, where a 60-hectare development known as Kilnwood Vale will see the processing and re-engineering of over 1.2 million cubic metres (m3) of waste soils to allow for new housing. The development is now in its third year and more than 800 new homes have been completed.

Another recent landfill regeneration project of Duntons was a development for Wilmott Dixon, which involved the excavation and processing of over 200,000m3 of landfill waste to produce a platform for a new sports centre.

Neil Roe, owner of Dunton Environmental, says: “Landfill remediation always has its challenges and the Kilnwood Vale project was no exception. With considerable settlement issues and ground gases to resolve, there were very few contractors with the capability to deliver a solution.

“At Dunton, we take pride in offering clients peace of mind in our abilities to complete a project on time, within budget and to the highest possible quality.”

To increase the company’s capacity, Dunton recently took delivery of a new Bomag RS650 Soil Stabiliser to add to its fleet of heavy machinery.. The 28-tonne machine is the most powerful in the Bomag range and the first of its kind to be sold in the UK. Duntons £500,000 investment provides the company with a machine capable of a 500-milimetre soil penetration depth and will enable the processing of up to 8,000m3 of soil per day. It will also allow for more of the waste soil to be effectively processed for reuse on site, saving thousands in both time and off-site processing costs.

Tony Miscandlon of Bomag UK said: “Dunton are a great client to work with. Their prime objective is very clear and that is to offer their clients the quickest, most cost-efficient service possible. The Bomag 650 will certainly play a key role in improving speed of delivery and ensuring those all-important cost benefits.”

You can read more about the work of Dunton Environmental on the company’s website.