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About the site
Path Head is a landfill site, near Gateshead and is operated by Suez. It lies close to the villages of Stargate, Crookhill, Stella and Ryton. It is permitted to accept 600,000 tonnes a year of non-hazardous waste.
The site was operational from March 2007 to January 2017. Before this site was a landfill it was a working sand and gravel quarry.
Latest information: Updated on 3 August 2018
Final restoration work at the site have been progressing well. The full engineered cap has now been installed across the site and all restoration soils have been placed.
In April and May this year some further work was carried out to install 13 additional gas extraction wells. This work has now been completed. Full engineering reports have been provided to ourselves for all of the work.
The completion of this phase of work should act to seal in and manage any odour produced from the deposited waste.
Some remaining work will be carried out on site over the summer to relocate some pipework and to gradually fence off and seed areas. These remaining works on site should not lead to the generation of odours.
Due to the progress made with restoration following closure of the site in February 2017 this will be the last update and we will be closing this webpage in the coming weeks. If you would like to report any pollution from the site then please call our 24 hour incident hotline on 0800 807060.