Guidance

Treatment of waste for landfill

This document is intended to help both waste producers and waste management companies by giving practical examples of how waste can be treated.

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Treatment of waste for landfill

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All waste must be treated before it can be landfilled, with a few exceptions. This requirement comes from the Landfill Directive (LfD).

This document is intended to help both waste producers and waste management companies by giving practical examples of how waste can be treated. The document consists of two parts:

  • Part A sets out the regulatory framework and responsibilities and addresses the most frequent questions raised with the Environment Agency
  • Part B provides practical examples of how to treat waste based on the experiences of waste producers and waste managers

This guidance supplements the guidance on waste acceptance at landfills which was revised in September 2010.

Published 23 June 2014