Authorised Landfill Sites

Understanding the Authorised Landfill Sites maps and data

Landfill sites are where local authorities and industry can take waste to be buried and compacted with other wastes. The Environment Agency licenses and regulates landfill sites to ensure that their impact on the environment is minimised.

The maps show the boundaries of each landfill site drawn from the plans. However, the small scale of these maps make it hard to be 100% accurate. Generally, the boundaries follow field boundaries or roads and in most cases are within five metres of the actual boundary. If you need more precise information, you can see the plans free of charge at your local Environment Agency. The license number of each site is included on the maps if you do want to ask for more details.


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