The incredible engineering feat involved in building a new cell at Kate Valley Landfill has been showcased in the media.

The first cell at Kate Valley prior to waste arriving in 2005.

Stuff has run a series of photographs and a detailed explanation of what the construction has involved.

The lined area which contains the waste at a landfill is called a cell, and new cells are regularly constructed to safely contain the community’s waste. The team at Kate Valley aims to always have capacity to receive 12 – 18 months’ worth of waste at any one time.

Construction of the latest cell has taken 18 months to complete and has involved a team of 12 staff.

The cell has taken more than 18 months to construct.

As the impressive photos show, an 82-metre, 100-tonne crane helped install the world-leading multi-layered lining system, which provides Kate Valley with a containment system superior to the standards used in both the European Union and the USA for municipal waste landfills.

Congratulations to our talented Kate Valley team.

Read the Stuff story here.