Richard Bilocca

“Innovative techniques are being used to maximise current landfill capacity whilst maintaining the current footprint,” Richard Bilocca, CEO at WasteServ Malta explained, detailing plans for a project which is currently in the works at the rehabilitated Maghtab landfill.

In a video clip shared to social media, the CEO explains that “around a year and a half ago, WasteServ took a decision to drastically reduce plans of expropriation of land – one of the new technologies that has enabled us to do this is through a change in the angle of how a landfill is built.”

Showcasing the works which are currently being carried out, Mr Bilocca went on to explain how “this eco-friendly technology helps us to maximise the existing footprint within Maghtab in a sustainable way, without impinging on virgin land.”

In a post shared alongside the video, the CEO goes on to explain the process in greater detail, affirming that it “consists of a retaining wall structure made out of the same waste that is currently being disposed of in the landfill. This retaining wall is being constructed at a 70-degree slope instead of the typical landfill slope of 30 degrees.”

In doing so, he says, “this will increase the landfill capacity by 330,000m³ which is 130 times bigger than an Olympic sized pool.”

This, along with other projects, the CEO goes on to affirm in the video clip, “will help [WasteServ] move closer towards better environmental standards and the circular economy.”

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