New waste cell contract awarded

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Civil Engineering contractors, Jones Bros of Ruthin, Wales have been awarded a £2.5 million contract to construct the next waste cell at the Comhairle’s Bennadrove Landfill Site, Marybank.

The contract, which is scheduled to take seven months, should give additional disposal capacity for the next seven to eight years.

Councillor Norman Macdonald, Chairman of the Environment and Protective Services Committee, commented that while the Comhairle continues to push for more recycling, there is still a need to landfill over 20,000 tonnes of waste each year.

Jones Bros will be working closely with local firm Duncan Mackay and Sons, who will provide most of the heavy plant for the site works.

However, Jones Bros. have brought in a hefty 35 ton Komatsu excavator with a special rock breaker attachment, for the initial site preparation.

Pictured above are: The Head of the Comhairle’s Municipal Services, Kenny John Macleod, Simon Cutforth of WYG Environmental, Dennis Kearney of Jones Bros, Councillor Norman Macdonald and Mike Smith from Technical Services. Also shown to the right is, Karl Cliff, Mike O’Connor and Alan Manuel of Jones Bros.