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The Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill is located in Fond Cole, one (1) mile north of Roseau. The landfill occupies approximately 18 acres and has been designed to accept waste from the island for a fifteen year period. Operations commenced Thursday, September 01, 2005.
The Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill will accept the following types of waste:
The Landfill Attendant opens the gate to the landfill at 7.00am. Signs posted at the entrance and within the site will inform users about the rules and procedures. All incoming vehicles are to proceed to the weighbridge. All vehicles transporting waste must be covered.
A Wheel Washing Facility is provided at the Site. The Landfill Attendant directs all exiting vehicles to use the facility before the vehicle leaves the site. The Wheel Wash Facility is located so that there is sufficient distance between the wash area and the public road. This will prevent any earth, mud, debris, and dust from being deposited on public highways.
The landfill is operated in a manner that minimises odour attributable to putrefying waste or associated items. Operational procedures typically involve placing suitable cover material over the waste in a timely manner. The facility is also equipped with Leachate and gas extraction mechanisms.
The Bomag Sheep Foot Compactor with high push power and high compaction density will help lengthen the life of the Fond Cole Sanitary Landfill.
Bio medical waste is processed in the gasifier before burning. A Refrigerated Vehicle for treatment and collection of Bio Medical waste was purchased through CDB funding.