Roxby Landfill Information Page

Closes 31 Jan 2023

Opened 20 Jan 2022

Overview

We are pleased to be bringing you the fourth Environment Agency update on our compliance work at Roxby Landfill operated by Biffa Waste Services Ltd.

Our Commitment 

As part of our regulation of the site, we continue to carry out air quality/odour assessments during routine visits to the site which include both announced and unannounced visits.  

Our officers are working closely with Biffa Waste Services Ltd to make sure that improvements are made, and odour nuisance is reduced to a minimum.   

Latest news

  • We have seen a significant reduction in odour reports again this month, with 1 report being received linked to the landfill.
  • Biffa has supplied a copy of their revised odour management plan (OMP) for 2022. This was a required compliance action from our regulatory work March 2022. We will commence reviewing this report and give feedback to Biffa, before the plan is accepted for use on the site.
  • We are in the process of undertaking a Landfill Gas Audit on the site, the purpose of this is to ensure that landfill gas is being correctly captured and that infrastructure is installed to the required standard to achieve this. This audit has taken place in two parts, with desk-based reviews of data and a detailed site visit. The onsite audit took place on 27/04/22. No permit breaches were identified during the audit, and the infrastructure on site was assessed to be appropriate, at this point in time. We will produce an audit report in the coming weeks and a Compliance Assessment Report (CAR) for issue to Biffa when the work is completed.

Odour Reports received by the Environment Agency through our Incident Hotline

Graph showing monthly odour reports

Regulating Biffa

As part of our ongoing expectations, Biffa has this month shared with us their updated plans for the infill of waste and how the site will progress into 2023. These plans show where permanent gas collection wells will be installed and where permanent capping will be completed. The plans proposed are to an acceptable standard to ensure odour is minimised as much as practically possible, and that landfill gas is collected effectively.

Roxby Community Liaison Group

The Environment Agency meets regularly with members of the Roxby Community Liaison Group. The latest meeting was held on 4 February 2022 with representatives from North Lincolnshire Council, Winterton Town Council, Roxby-cum-Risby Parish Council, Biffa, residents, and Andrew Percy MP.

The minutes of this meeting, along with the Environment Agency slide pack, can be found on the links below:

4 February 2022 Meeting Notes

4 February 2022 Environment Agency Slide Pack

Previous meetings notes and slide packs can be found at the bottom of this page.

The next meeting is scheduled to be held virtually on 4 May 2022.

Our feedback to you

Often you will ask us for feedback following your report to the Environment Agency’s Incident Hotline Number. We will endeavour to report back directly where we can, but this may not always be possible. We will continue to provide updates via Citizen Space and through regular contact with your local representatives. Biffa will continue to issue updates to the group to share with the community.

Next update

Given the reduction in odour reports over the last two months, we will look to propose reducing the frequency of the community updates to quarterly. This will be discussed at the next community meeting, to ensure it is acceptable to the group.

If the above is acceptable, we will provide our next update in August 2022.

If you would like to provide feedback on how useful you found this update please email LNenquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk  

Previous updates

Please see the links below to our previous updates:

January 2022 Update

February 2022 Update

March 2022 Update

Incident Hotline

Please continue to use our 24/7 Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60 to report odours

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Members of the public
  • Local councils
  • Environment Agency customers

Interests

  • Waste
  • Permits
  • Environmental permitting
  • Installation