Guidance

Landfill: monitoring frequencies and non-compliance recording

This briefing note for landfill operators covers ‘spot sampling’ and describes the Environment Agency's compliance approach to Compliance Classification Scheme (CCS) scoring for additional spot sampling and continuous monitoring.

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Briefing note: monitoring frequencies and non-compliance recording

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Permits require an operator to undertake routine monitoring in and around their site to confirm that operational procedures are effective to prevent pollution.

We welcome landfill site operators carrying out monitoring, including continuous monitoring, in excess of that required by the permit. This briefing note sets out our compliance approach to any additional breaches identified by monitoring undertaken at a frequency above the permit requirements.

Published 23 June 2014