Air Spectrum Environmental have been hitting the headlines north of the border after coming to the rescue of a community plagued by a terrible stench from a local landfill site.
Residents living near to the Easter Langlee rubbish dump in Galashiels, in the Scottish Borders, were up in arms because the smell was making their day-to-day life unbearable.
However, Midlands-based odour control experts Air Spectrum were able to step in and solve the problem by installing one of their Pacific mobile nozzle line misting systems around the perimeter of the site.
Scottish Borders Council called in Air Spectrum to help and it wasn’t long before their innovative solution caught the eye of television producers and was featured on the local ITV News.
Darren Cornforth, Sales Manager for Air Spectrum, said: “We responded very quickly to the call from Galashiels landfill site.
“Listening to their problems, we implemented the right solution to help resolve their issues using our Pacific Mobile Unit, which can be set up quickly and neutralises within minutes.
“We are working with a number of landfill sites around the country and achieving the right results with good odour management planning and the right equipment and neutraliser, as well as second-to-none customer support.”
Ross Sharp-Dent, Waste Manager at the Council, added: “We recently became aware of local concerns regarding unpleasant odours which appear to emanate from Easter Langlee Landfill site.
“We hired an odour control unit which sprays a fine mist of odour neutralising agent into the air. Its performance will be monitored over the coming days and weeks.
“While we cannot be certain, we believe the recent wet weather has played a significant part in causing the odours.”