The first phase of a long-term plan for the future of the Tarbolton Moss landfill site has received funding from Scottish Government.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) will be funded to initiate environmental works at Tarbolton Moss landfill, which was abandoned by a private operator in 2018.

The first phase will focus on the priority action of addressing the management of waste water from the site.

Work will be conducted by contractors later this year and will start to bring control back to the site and reduce the impact on nearby watercourses, and reduce the odours experienced by the community.

Since 2018, SEPA has monitored and reported on the environmental status of the site and will continue to engage with Scottish Government, South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran to identify arrangements for future work.

Chris Dailly, Head of Environmental Performance at SEPA said: “Whilst SEPA has no remit to take on nor manage abandoned sites, we have agreed with Scottish Government that we will, with funding provided by the Scottish Government, initiate the first phase of environmental works at Tarbolton landfill on a time-limited basis.

“Over the coming months we’ll keep the community informed of the work scheduled to start later this year and on progress with public partners on identifying arrangements for medium to long term management, restoration and aftercare.”

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