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 engineering

Landfill gas

Landfill monitoring

Landfill closure and permit surrender

Landfill application templates

Published 3 July 2014
Last updated 17 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Removed the 'Stability Risk Assessment report template' which we've replaced with 'How to do a stability risk assessment: landfill sites for inert waste or deposit for recovery activities' and 'Hydrogeological risk assessment for landfills: 4 yearly review template' which we've replaced with 'Review your hydrogeological risk assessment'. Both are now part of 'Landfill operators: environmental permits.'

  2. 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 We've also removed out of date documents.

  3. First published.