Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Closed landfill sites fall into three categories - those that:
These sites are known as 'Landfill Directive closed landfills'. Operators are subject to the requirements of landfill legislation. You must provide closure plans to show how you intend to close and manage the site in the aftercare phase.
In Northern Ireland these sites are regulated under a Waste Management Licence.
These sites are known as 'closed landfills'. You will be regulated by a range of conditions that were originally imposed through waste management or waste disposal licences.
In Northern Ireland these sites are regulated under a Waste Management Licence or a Compliance Notice.
These sites are known as 'historic closed landfills'. Your environmental regulator does not regulate these sites. However, they maintain an interest in them because of their potential to release greenhouse gases.
You must continue to manage sites to prevent pollutants being released during the aftercare phase.
Closed landfill sites
A day with Hydrology, SEPA's hydrometry unit is responsible for around 400 gauging stations and 350 rainfall monitoring sites. River gauging stations are important as they allow river levels to be monitored so flood events can be predicted and flood warnings sent out.
Brewing and Distilling Technical Drop-in Day: Waste, Water, Energy, Brewing and Distilling is booming due to high demand for quality Scottish beers and spirits. All this growth is also leading to a boom in food waste, energy and water use.
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