The Landfill Directive aims to reduce reliance on landfill as a disposal option, minimise the impacts of landfills on the environment and human health, and ensure consistent standards across the EU. It aims to do this by:
- setting minimum standards for the location, design, construction and operation of landfills
- setting targets for diversion of biodegradable municipal waste from landfill
- controlling the nature of waste accepted for landfill
In England and Wales, waste going to landfill is controlled under the Environmental Permitting Regulations. Please see the link below for further information:
Information on how we regulate landfill sites
Technical guidance that will help you understand the standards we want you to achieve when you design and manage a landfill site.
Find out what wastes are banned from landfill and the waste acceptance criteria for the different types of landfill.
Our regulatory approach to closed landfills.
Information on landfill sites which deal with municipal waste