The Landfill Site at Álfsnes
SORPA buries the solid, compressed waste that is left after the sorting. When the general household and industrial waste has been formed into bales (parcels) at SORPA's Receiving Plant at Gufunes, specially built vehicles transport it to the landfill site at Álfsnes. The landfill site has been divided into lanes, to be utilized one at a time. Forklifts pile up the bales in an orderly fashion and the stacks are then buried under layers of earth, reducing the amount of earth used and making the best possible use of available space.
Leachate is after treatment being discharged in coastal water near the landfill. There is a monitoring scheme on wildlife (mussels) and sediments around the outlet.
Processed areas are subsequently sown with grass seed and planted with trees. The area may be used as an outdoor recreation area in the future.
Opening hours at Álfsnes:
Mon. - Fri. 08:00 - 17:00
Saturdays: 08:00 - 12:00