About This Project

Client: Viridor Horton Landfill Site

Final Restoration To Agriculture




Matthews Sussex Ltd were appointed by Viridor Waste Management to undertake the engineering and restoration contract to complete their Horton Landfill site at Smalldole in West Susssex .


This contract involved the excavation, transportation and engineered placement of 250000m3 of engineering clay from a site in Croydon , the raising of the sites gas wells to accommodate the finished levels and the construction of the surface water drainage system .


50 tipper trucks were employed to transport the clay with 2 dozers and 2 self-propelled compactors placing the material to comply with the Viridors stringent quality assurance and validation requirements to insure the clays optimum moisture content and compaction was achieved at all times .


Upon completion of the clay capping a further 270000m3 of clean inert restoration soils were imported to complete the site and return it to agriculture open space.
The contract was completed on programme and within budget.