Grange Landfill Site, Rotherham (Dropping Well Tip) -Information Page

Closes 31 Dec 2019

Opened 13 Jun 2019


Our role is to protect and improve the environment so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of a clean, safe and healthy place to live, work and play. We are responsible for granting or refusing environmental permits and regulating sites that deal with waste.

For the latest information please see our update 'June 2019 Keeping you informed' in related documents section at the bottom of this page:


Environmental Permit

Modern environmental permits take account of all the new legislative requirements and requires a site operator to do more to safeguard people and the environment than would have been required previously, such as

  • Environmental monitoring (pollution control)
  • Site Infrastructure (appropriate lining)
  • Strict procedures (waste acceptance)

The permit variation granted in March 2016, imposed a range of new conditions including requirements to install groundwater and landfill gas monitoring infrastructure to the whole site and to agree the surface water management, prior to any deposit of waste. The site will be operated in accordance with the permit conditions and an Environmental Management System.

In addition, the new permit only allows the deposit of inert waste. The updated legislation means that the definition of inert wastes has changed.
Inert waste is now defined as "waste that does not undergo any significant physical, chemical or biological transformation" for example stones and soils.

A copy of the permit variation is available to download below:

DB3803MN - Grange landfill variation


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