Landfill sites are places where waste that cannot be reused or recycled is buried. You need permission to run a landfill site and must follow the regulations.
Only certain kinds of waste can go to a landfill site and you have to make sure the waste is buried properly, eg that no polluting liquids leak into the groundwater.
- Check which waste is suitable for landfill.
- Apply for a pollution prevention and control permit.
- To store special waste, first carry out a classification and assessment.
All landfill site operators have to register for and pay landfill tax.
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