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 received one complaint regarding odour in May 2010. When we investigated at the location reported and on site we did not find any evidence of odour release.
Site Maintenance Update
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:
- The landfilling operation continues in Cell 4
- Preparation works for engineering Cell 5A have now been completed
- Tender documents have been issued for the construction of Cell 5A At the bottom of this page you will find a link where you can download a plan of the landfill site showing the areas referred to in this section.
CommunicationsVeolia to hold public consultation for Wapseys Wood landfill site
Local residents are being invited to a public consultation event to discuss the future of the Wapseys Wood landfill site by contractor Veolia Environmental Services. The event will take place at Hedgerley Memorial Hall, Kiln Lane, Buckinghamshire, on Friday 9 July between 10.30am to 7.30pm. Wapseys Wood landfill site will not be full by the time it was expected to close in 2012. Veolia would like to keep it open for longer so that it can fill the space it intended to fill in its original plans.
Veolia can then fully restore the land back to a mixture of woodland and farmland as originally intended. Dean Dowie, regional director at Veolia said: “We want to restore the site to woodland and farmland as originally envisaged, to provide an area that is in keeping with the surrounding landscape and which facilitates the longer term management of the site. Our proposals will be on display for everyone to see at the public consultation event on 9 July and on our website. We are looking forward to hearing the views of as many local people as possible.” Click here to open up a PDF of our plans and find out more about how you can share your views with us.
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. 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. Register to receive regular updates We want to ensure you are kept up to date with all the latest news and information from Wapseys Wood and Springfield Farm landfill sites. If you would like to know when we add something new to this site please submit your email address below and we will send you an email to let you know.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about the categories and the additional criteria required.