Work is "progressing well" on the new landfill cell at the Launceston Waste Centre and on-track for the 12 month project deadline.
The $8.1 million dollar landfill cell will cover an area 32,000 square metres and is expected to have an operational lifespan of five years.
City of Launceston chief executive Michael Stretton said that two months into the project work was "progressing well."
Work started in February on the project, which will see the cell will be lined with three layers of synthetic material: a geo-synthetic clay liner, a polyethylene membrane and a geotextile protection layer.
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The layers help create a buffer between the landfill and surrounding natural environment and meet the highest environmental standards.
Mr Stretton said the project was one of the most "complex" projects a council would undertake.
"The work is expected to take around 12 months to complete. Landfill cells are among the largest and most technically complex engineering projects the Council undertakes," he said.
Due to the new cell having an expected lifespan of five years, Mr Stretton said the council had put a strong focus on other waste options to complement the project.
"This is one of the reasons the City of Launceston has such a strong focus on initiatives like the roll-out of FOGO kerbside bins, the construction of the recycling centre, and the opening of re-use shop Uptipity," he said.
"Diverting waste from landfill helps us to extend the life of our landfill cells, ultimately limiting costs to ratepayers and reducing negative impacts on our environment."
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