Position statement: landfilling of gypsum waste including plasterboard

This publication was withdrawn on 6 July 2016

This position statement was published in 2009 to explain a change in our approach to regulating gypsum wastes.

Previously the Environment Agency had not imposed a complete ban on gypsum being deposited in landfill cells that accept biodegradable waste. This position confirmed that a complete ban would be imposed from 1 April 2009, reflecting the requirements of the Landfill Directive (1999/31/EC).

Guidance which will refer directly to this implementing legislation will be published on GOV.UK later in 2016 so this document is now unnecessary.

How the Environment Agency will regulate the landfilling of waste containing or consisting of gypsum in England and Wales.



This position supersedes all previously issued regulatory positions connected with the landfill of gypsum waste.