Dunbar Leachate Treatment Plant

since 1997, we have managed leachate (waste water) at our Oxwellmains landfill site by storage in nearby lagoons before transporting liquid off-site by road for treatment by Scottish Water.

In seeking to enhance environmental sustainability, both in relation to current site operations and in longer-term aftercare, we are seeking to invest in a local, modern leachate management solution sympathetic to the Oxwellmains environment.

In April 2014 we conducted a programme of pre-application consultation. In addition to public notices placed in the East Lothian Courier and East Lothian News, we provided a full briefing to our community liaison group, with public stakeholder events held at Halhill Sports Centre, Dunbar and Innerwick Residential Centre, Innerwick.

A subsequent planning application was submitted to East Lothian Council and will be determined by the authority in due course.

Finding Dunbar Leachate Treatment Plant


Dunbar landfill is located at Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SW. The site for the proposed LTP is located within the boundary of the landfill site and is centred on grid reference NT 71342 75362.

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