How have we done?
Our aim is to ensure that the site is operating as efficiently as possible and to be good neighbours to local residents.
In this section we report how many complaints we have received each month, whether directly reported to the site or reported via our telephone helpline (0800 048 2704). Whenever we receive a complaint we investigate the problem and take any necessary and appropriate remedial action.
We are pleased to report that since our last update we haven’t received any complaints.
Veolia take maintenance of the site very seriously and we work hard to ensure that the landfill sites we operate work efficiently with the minimum of effect on the local environment and our neighbours. Each month we update you on the activities we have carried out on site. Here are details of some of the work that has been carried out on site:
• Landfilling in Cell 5A has continued
• Cell 4 has been capped and subsoiled
• Cells 2B, 3A and 3B have been topsoiled and seeded to grass.
Click here to download a plan of Wapseys Wood landfill site.
Wapseys Wood Open Day
In September we held an open day for local residents who wanted to know more about what happens on a landfill site. The visitors had a tour of the site so they could see for themselves how the landfill site is managed and how the restoration of the site is progressing.
They also got to meet some of our feathered friends. The birds of prey were a popular attraction and people were fascinated to find out how we use their natural predator instinct to help us to keep vermin away from the site.
It was great to see visitors at Wapseys Wood. We had some very positive comments about the open day and the site.
Earlier this year we told you that our planning application to complete landfilling and restoration at Wapseys Wood landfill site by December 2017 had been approved. There are however a number of minor planning consents issued for various developments ancillary to the operation of the landfill. These consents have a condition which limits their duration to coincide with the restoration of the landfill.
Following the approval of the application to extend the period for completion of the landfill to 31st December 2017 it has become necessary to also extend the duration of the ancillary minor developments. An application has recently been submitted to Buckinghamshire County Council to extend the time period for these consents.
How a landfill site works
Do you know what happens at Wapseys Wood landfill site? Have you ever wondered what happens to waste on a landfill site? If so, take a look at our 3d Diagram. Click here to open up a printable PDF. It might help to answer some of your questions. It explains how a landfill site is engineered and how the site works on a daily basis.
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Veolia Environmental Trust
The Veolia Environmental Trust was established in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund. The Trust uses landfill tax credits to support a wide range of community and environmental projects throughout the UK. This could include projects which aim to install or enhance play areas and skate parks, restore footpaths and green spaces, protect natural habitats, improve community halls and restore churches.
Projects that are supported by the Trust must be within five miles of a site operated by Veolia Environmental Services (UK) plc. They must also fall within one of five funding categories and meet certain additional criteria.
If you have a project that you think might be eligible for funding by the Trust please visit www.veoliatrust.org.uk, call 01902 794 677 or email email@example.com to find out more about the categories and the additional criteria required.