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List of Hazardous Waste Landfills UK

For readers who are looking for a list of hazardous waste landfill sites in the United Kingdom there are two options. Either, continue to seek-out landfill operators who are specialists in hazardous waste, or contact a local (commercially operated) landfill, and find out whether they offer a service to accept/ dispose of, your waste type. The reasons for that are explained below.

In the UK there are two categories of hazardous waste landfills:

  1. mono-disposal cell hazardous waste landfills located at landfills purely accepting hazardous waste
  2. mono-disposal cell hazardous waste landfills located at landfills accepting hazardous waste in one cell area, which also has other cells for non-hazardous waste tipping.
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Plasterboard and Asbestos

Most landfill operators will accept the most common hazardous waste types of gypsum as plasterboard, and asbestos in the form of asbestos based products such as asbestos cement products such as pipes. Some will accept a wide range of hazardous wastes, and sub-contract the treatment and disposal of any residues to landfill, to a specialist.

For hazardous solid wastes like plasterboard and old asbestos-cement corrugated roofing, rather than searching for hazardous waste landfills to another strategy.

Use our list of landfill sites page to find a nearby landfill, and make inquiries for price quotations from there.

For less common hazardous wastes especially those in liquid from (strong acids and alkalies), consider disposing them to a hazardous waste-treatment disposal site as an option.

To assist or readers who simply seek as full a list as possible of hazardous waste landfills, we have prepared a table of the companies which according to the Defra’s Waste Register either operate a hazardous waste landfill or offer chemical treatment of highly acid and alkali waste water solutions.

NamePermit NumberAddress
Asbestos Control And Treatment LimitedDB3604HG/V002Unit 6, Morrow Court, Speke Hall Avenue, Speke, Liverpool, Merseyside, L24 1YL
Augean Treatment LimitedYP3234XR/V006Port Clarence Landfill Site, Off Huntsman Drive, Stockton On Tees, Cleveland, TS2 1UE
Augean Treatment LtdBP3499FJ/V003Land / Premises At, Smoke Lane, Avonmouth, Bristol, Avon, BS11 0YA
Midland Waste Treatment LtdCB3808KY/A001Bull Lane Works, Brandon Way, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 9PQ
Polymeric Treatments LtdGP3996FG/A001Empire Brickworks, Stubbers Green Road, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8BL
Polymeric Treatments LtdMP3996FZ/A001Empire Brickworks, Stubbers Green Road, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8BL
Polymeric Treatments LtdGP3396FR/A001Empire Brickworks, Stubbers Green Road, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 8BL
The Maltings Organic Treatment LimitedJB3436AT/A001The Maltings, Turpin Lane, Common Lane, South Milford, North Yorkshire, LS25 5DN
The Maltings Organic Treatment LimitedJB3436RS/A001The Maltings, Turpin Lane, Common Lane, South Milford, North Yorkshire, LS25 5DN
The Maltings Organic Treatment LtdFP3090SZ/V006The Malting Organic Treatment Facility, Turpin Lane, South Milford, North Yorkshire, LS25 5FP
Weylands Treatment Works LtdJP3993EL/V003Weylands Treatment Works, Molesey Road, Walton On Thames, Surrey, KT12 3PB

How Hazardous Waste Landfills Differ from Non-hazardous Landfills

The difference between hazardous and non-hazardous landfills is substantial. Hazardous waste landfills in the UK, are either:

  • separate “mono-disposal landfills” on their own site, or
  • comprise special mono-disposal areas (cells) within a municipal solid waste landfill.

Whichever type they are, only a limited range and volume of hazardous waste types can be disposed into each cell.
A continuing groundwater and surface water monitoring program is put in place at all landfills but is especially important at all UK hazardous waste landfills, to trigger corrective action requirements, should actions be needed.

Landfills intended for hazardous wastes must be licensed for each hazardous waste type which will be disposed at that landfill, and the range of hazardous substances allowed may be quite limited.

If you plan to take hazardous waste to a suitably licensed landfill, be aware that the amount and availability of hazardous waste disposal capacity varies from year to year at individual landfills.

The volume which can be accepted by the landfill operator each year is set by the regulatory authority. If you wish to dispose of a large quantity of hazardous waste, for example from a contaminated land site, it is usual to call in advance, agree a price, and make certain that adequate hazardous waste capacity exists in a landfill.

A list of UK Permitted Waste Sites – Authorised Landfill Sites, is available as from 2018, from the following link: data.gov.uk

[box style=”rounded” border=”full”]We regret that as from April 2019 it became untenable for us to maintain our UK Hazardous Waste Landfill List. It had been spammed on many occasions and became a security risk.[/box]

For all hazardous waste it is advisable to call the site operator first, and to check that the operator will be able to accept your hazardous waste, before setting out with your waste.


A UK hazardous waste landfill is similar to a regular landfill, in that both have a liner to the base (usually a combination of HDPE plastic and clay) laid down first, to keep the landfill wastes from leaching into the soil and subsurface water tables. Both will be capped to prevent gas escaping from the top, and water entering – to avoid creating leachate as far as possible.

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