Tonkin + Taylor has been involved with the Bluegums Landfill project since 1997. Our initial involvement with Bluegums Landfill included the investigation and design of remedial works after the lining system (designed by others) failed. Since then, we have provided design and construction supervision services to Marlborough District Council (MDC).
Through collaboration with MDC and the landfill operations contractor, we have developed a deep understanding of the site, leading to efficient and pragmatic design solutions. Our team’s innovative technical and operational management solutions include controlling surface water in new cells to minimise leachate generation and maximise clean water collection.
The Bluegums Landfill is engineered to high standards and is expected to service the district until 2047, based on annual inputs of 65,000 tonnes.