Following the operator of Tarbolton Landfill going into voluntary liquidation on the 13th June, concerns have risen over leachate from the site that may be entering the Water of Fail and the River Ayr system. Apparently, there are concerns over the nature of materials that have been dumped within the site (we understand this possibly includes highly toxic incinerated ash) and their potential for escape into the watercourse with catastrophic impact for all aquatic species.
We have long been concerned over the Tarbolton Landfill facility and its licensing. This landfill was located on Tarbolton Moss and under modern landfill requirements would never have received consent due to its proximity to a watercourse and the surrounding wetland.
SEPA issued a public information video over the current situation and provide web details for anyone with concerns. The acting head of West Region Chris Dailly states ‘Compliance is non negotiable’ so presumably we can look forwards to swift and appropriate measures to prevent an environmental disaster?

We will keep readers updated as and when more information becomes available.