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Swedish town to dig up, sort 40-year-old rubbish

Swedish town to dig up, sort 40-year-old rubbish

Published: 10 Sep 2012 11:11 GMT+02:00
Updated: 10 Sep 2012 11:11 GMT+02:00

Heden, a town in central Sweden’s Karlstad, houses a decades-old rubbish tip which is set to be removed in the lead up to the construction of a new heating plant planned for the town.

However, the rubbish, which dates as far back as 1970, will need to be sorted out when it’s unearthed.

While digging up the waste from six metres below Heden may be a lengthy process in itself, the post-digging sorting may not even be the biggest concern for those

involved.

“Heden is an old rubbish tip and when we dig it up it will smell a bit. Not so much that the public will be disturbed, but we who are working here will notice,” said Per Ajaxson of the Karlstads Energi company to Sveriges Radio (SR).

The heating plant that will be built on location will be erected on poles, which will be dug 20 metres into the earth.

Household waste including home electronics, timber, clothes and newspapers are expected to be uncovered, none of which was sorted for recycling back in the seventies and eighties.

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Your comments about this article

14:01 September 10, 2012 by thelionking
Anybody else smell that??......MMMmmmm.........Smells like bulls@#t

The environment ahead of a power station....yeah yeah.....

PS. *wink wink* The land must have cost a "fortune"
12:22 September 15, 2012 by viennacalling
Sometimes its better to think outside the square

The Garbage Pit gives off Methane so my advice would be to build a generation plant to run off the methane like they do in NZ , who said Kiwis wher dumb !

Yes do yourselves a favour and build the heating plant next door to the Tip
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