Work is due to commence shortly on the roofing of a diesel laundering waste storage compound at Scotch Corner landfill. Earlier this year, Environmental Services submitted a business case seeking funding from the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications for this work and the department subsequently allocated €75,000 euro towards this project.
According to Monaghan County Council, covering the storage area will result in less contaminated liquid waste being generated which in turn should result in a reduction in the overall treatment costs. Local contractor Pat Denning and Co has been procured to carry out these works at Scotch Corner.
Environmental Services will also shortly be submitting a third claim for 2023 to the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications for funding to cover the costs of removing and treating diesel laundered water in the county. According to Monaghan County Council, costs to date in dealing with this waste stream in 2023 are well in excess of €100,000.