Waste authority welcomes new landfill compactor

The staff and workers at Waste Authority were excited to see the arrival of the new German Bomag Landfill compactor on Thursday, March 24,  2016.

The machine weighs about 22000 kgs and was worth US$475,000 funded by the Australian Government through DFAT and the Asian Development Bank.

The Bomag made can normally be modified on-site with a choice of wheel types and dozer blades.

It was specifically designed to crush rubbish at landfill sites and could compact mixed and cohesive soils in thin to Landfillmedium layer thicknesses.

“A landfill site is an important asset for Tonga” said the Minister for Public Enterprises Hon Poasi Tei. “By having this machine here, we will preserve the site for many more years.”

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