Historic Landfill Sites

Where to find the Historic Landfill data

Historic landfill sites are places where records of waste being received to be buried are now closed or covered.

The information is held by local authorities, the former Department of the Environment, the British Geological Society and the Environment Agency.


Go to the Historic Landfill map

The pink areas show the boundaries of known historic landfill sites within England.


For information about specific historic landfill sites, please contact


Historic Landfill data is available to download under an Environment Agency Conditional Licence from DATA.GOV.UK

You will need specific software to be able to view these files - How to download and use data