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North Wales firm secures major landfill contract in Yorkshire

North Wales firm Jones Bros Ruthin has secured a £7M two year framework contract to undertake key waste management work in Yorkshire.

The firm has established an area office in Wakefield from where work for the Waste Recycling Group (WRG) will be coordinated.

Under the framework deal, Jones Bros will construct three new landfill containment cells, including the installation of artificially engineered geological barriers, synthetic artificial sealing liners, and leachate draining systems. Other commissions over coming months will involve extending the lining walls of two existing cells and numerous capping projects on sites that are now ready to be restored.

Work has already begun on the first cell construction at Welbeck, a former sand and gravel pit to the east of Wakefield, which has been operating as a landfill site since 1998. It receives about 600,000t of non-hazardous waste a year from households and businesses in the region.

The contract involves excavation of 100,000m3 of earth. Much of it will be processed and recycled and re-used for the clay lining or as raw material for the capping of other landfill cells.

Jones Bros contracts manager Andrew Aikman said the deal was an important coup for the company, whose headquarters are in Ruthin, North Wales. “We have 20 years’ experience in landfill cell construction. Jones Bros have all the required expertise in the field, a record that speaks for itself. This was something WRG recognised when awarding the contract.”

Jones Bros reported a turnover of £35M in 2008 to 2009.

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