Environmental permitting: landfill sector technical guidance

Guidance and templates for landfill operators on the technical standards required to meet environmental protection and permit conditions.

We have produced new guidance on Dispose of waste to landfill.

We have produced a new manual for landfill operators. See Landfill operators: environmental permits.

This manual explains how to:

  • submit an appropriate environmental permit for a landfill site
  • carry out your activities to comply with your permit

The following guides remain available for use.

Landfill overview guidance

Landfill engineering

Landfill gas

Landfill leachate

Landfill monitoring

Landfill closure and permit surrender

Landfill application templates

Published 3 July 2014
Last updated 30 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. We've added links to new guidance on disposing of waste to landfill and to a manual for landfill operators. We've also removed out of date documents.

  2. First published.