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Waste Incineration a Long-Term Option When Swansea's Tir John Landfill Site Closes

THE days of burying rubbish in the ground could be over once Swansea's long-serving landfill site closes.

Tir John, in Port Tennant, still has five to seven years of life left in it before it becomes full.

Swansea Council said no land had been identified yet for another big hole in the earth, although the issue was the subject of discussions with other authorities in South West Wales.

The more likely option at present, it said, was to consider "energy from waste" technologies to deal with the thousands of tonnes of muck and gubbins that can't be recycled or composted every year.

Continue reading at the South Wales Evening Post

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