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

Closes 31 Dec 2019

Opened 13 Jun 2019


The Environment Agency is a non-departmental public body, established in 1996 and sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England.

We regulate the waste industry (including landfill sites), the chemical, nuclear and water industry and our staff have the skills and expertise necessary to understand the risks that these industries may have in regard to harm that may be caused the environment.

Our technical specialists assess permit applications thoroughly to make sure that all aspects that could affect the environment and human health are addressed to a satisfactory standard. We take a risk based approach to regulating sites that have the potential to cause harm. We would not permit any operation that we know would cause harm to the environment or people’s health

Our Question and Answer document has been updated and can be found in the 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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