First harvest at former inert landfill site
The first harvest at a former inert landfill site at Ryarsh has been completed.
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd operated an inert landfill site at Ryarsh, near West Malling, between Junction 2 of the M26 and Junction 4 of the M20 in Kent. This followed many years of sand extraction by a local brick company, resulting in a large void that remained once they had completed sand extraction.
The site was infilled with inert waste from 2002 and in July 2011, the infill was complete, with the land being returned to its original landform. The area was then prepared and seeded to return it to agricultural use.