Knockharley, Navan, (Includes Townlands of Tuiterath & Flemingstown), Meath
Knockharley Landfill is an operational landfill facility. It covers an area of 135 hectares approximately. It accepts residual non-hazardous, commercial, and industrial waste.
Wastewater from the landfill (Leachate) is collected in a leachate lagoon prior to removal from site via tankers to suitable Waste Water Treatment Plants for treatment. There is no discharge of treated wastewater to surface water or groundwater.
The monitoring programme includes groundwater, surface water, leachate, landfill gas, landfill gas utilisation plant, meteorological, volatile organic compounds, biological, noise, PM10 and dust monitoring, as specified in its Industrial Emissions Licence (No.W0146-02).
The Licence specifies eight monitoring locations (SW1, SW2, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8 and SW9 (Wetland). Sampling points SW1, SW2 and SW3 are upstream of the facility, SW-5 is side-on to the facility and SW6, SW7 and SW8 are downstream. SW9 is the discharge point from the wetland.