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Qortin has been transformed from a landfill to a newly open space for families to enjoy. 

Lying on a footprint of 50,000m² , it was previously an uncontrolled landfill. This landfill was in operation from 1968 until 2004 during which around 0.6 million tonnes of waste were deposited. 

For many years, the site had no systems in place for the proper control of landfill leachate and for gas monitoring. This resulted in fires with smoke drifting over neighbouring areas, creating disturbance and inconvenience to nearby residents. 

Thus, when this landfill was closed in 2004, measures were taken to install an aerial emissions control system which was completed in 2008. Following this, the landfill was sealed off by means of a subsoil and topsoil, and around 23,000 shrubs were planted to restore this area to its natural habitat.  A water reservoir was also built to harvest rainwater in order to be used for irrigation purposes. 

In the final phase of this project, the site was made safe for the public to enjoy. This was done through the installation of safety railings and gates, and fences that were built around the gas manifolds.

A parking area and a dog park were also created offering dog owners a safe place for their dogs to get exercise. 

Qortin is today an open space for residents and the public to enjoy with unspoiled views of Ramla l-Ħamra bay.

WasteServ Malta Ltd
ECOHIVE Complex, Tul il-Kosta, Naxxar NXR9030

+356 80072200