All of the waste collected by Potters Waste Management that is not recycled, composted or reused, goes to landfill. Landfilling of waste is much more complicated than burying waste in the ground. It is the placement of waste in a carefully engineered containment facility.
There is one operational landfill site in Central Wales - at Bryn Posteg near Llanidloes. This landfill is operated by Potters Waste Management and is monitored by Natural Resources Wales.
Bryn Posteg had the first full-scale leachate treatment plant to be constructed in the UK. The landfill is a fully engineered site on the site of a former lead mine, at an altitude of nearly 400m AOD, where very high rainfall rates make leachate management an important issue.
A second landfill site operates in South Wales at Withyhedge near Haverfordwest.
TheBryn Posteg landfill site has been receiving waste for more than 25 years and contains an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of household/municipal waste. As waste decomposes anaerobically methane gas is produced – methane is a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 21 times greater than the equivalent quantity of carbon dioxide.
Instead of allowing this gas to escape wells are drilled into the landfill cells and the gas is extracted and burnt in a reciprocating engine which drives an electrical generator connected to the grid.
We have created lasting partnerships with our customers through shared achieving goals and remaining dedicated to creating a sustainable, renewable future through our commitment to excellence in customer care and in-depth industry knowledge.
Our investment in innovation, technology and customer care is put to work on all our accounts, which means that local businesses can expect the same commitment to quality and service as our national account customers.