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CF 118: Rehabilitation and Restoration of Closed Landfills

Project Cost: €15,619,815
Beneficiary: WasteServ Malta Ltd
Line Ministry: Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change
Start Date: 2010
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The project involved the rehabilitation of a number of Maltese Landfills which were operational before the date of Malta’s accession to the European Union, namely Magħtab and Marsascala landfills on Malta and Qortin landfill on Gozo.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life CF
Fund: Cohesion Fund
Operational Objective: To minimise landfilling of waste and to rehabilitate disused landfills, as well as, increase the capacity for waste treatment for energy recovery and recycling purposes;
Priority Axis: PA5 Safeguarding the Environment

Project Objectives

The permanent closure of all the three Landfill sites through capping and the subsequent restoration of the sites to be used as public parks.

Project Purpose

The rehabilitation of the landfill sites will have the following socio-economic objectives:
• reduction in visual disamenity associated with the three sites
• the improvement in the control of aerial emissions of landfill gases (methane) and combustion gases by the existing ERDF funded aerial emissions control system at Magħtab and Qortin;
• a reduction in the leachate volume produced and consequent impacts on nearby groundwater quality at Magħtab (and to a lesser extent at Qortin);
• allowing the landfills for beneficial use following the interventions.