Waste site information

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Scottish waste sites and capacity tool

 

 

Last updated: August 2018

Waste Sites and Capacity Information

This Scottish waste sites and capacity tool provides information about the numbers and types of Waste Management License (WML) or relevant Pollution, Prevention and Control (PPC) permit regulated by SEPA. The tool presents the data in a visual and interactive format, allowing users to filter the data for their own specific requirements, such as waste treatment method or geographic region. If required the information can be downloaded into Excel.

This information can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from data to support waste management planning and policy decisions to informing businesses about options for managing their waste. SEPA uses the data for reporting under the European Union Waste Statistics Regulations.

The information in this tool is updated on a quarterly basis and is subject to review.

This tool provides details about:

  • Landfill sites and capacity - includes the numbers and types of landfills in Scotland, the amount of waste they landfilled at each site in a given year, the remaining capacity for each site and, where available, their annual capacity of the site. There is also an interactive map showing the location of these landfills. The landfill pages also allows users to display information about historical closed landfills.
  • Waste sites and capacity - includes the numbers and types of all licensed/permitted waste management facilities in Scotland holding a WML or PPC (Activity 5 and 6.8b).  It shows amount of waste each site handles in a given year (as inputs, treatment onsite and output tonnages) and, where available, their annual capacity of the site.  There is also an interactive map showing the location of these sites.
  • Site return information – displays a summary of waste inputs to and outputs from individual waste facilities by EWC code and tonnage on a quarterly/annual basis.

Current data published within the tool:

Information

Years published

Landfill sites and capacity

2013 - 2017

Waste sites and capacity

2013 - 2017

Site return data

Q1 2007 – Q4 2017

The data is taken from the licensed and permitted sites regulated by SEPA and includes an extract of information supplied by operators on the quarterly licensed/permitted site returns. All data can be extracted and downloaded into excel

The waste sites and capacity contain the following information, where available:

  • operational status of site;
  • licence/permit number;
  • site location (local authority, easting /northings and National Grid Reference
  • site activity (for example, landfill, incinerator, civic amenity site);
  • licensed waste types (household, commercial, industrial, special, inert);
  • annual capacity in tonnes (as stated in licence/permit) where know;
  • tonnage of waste handled per year (from statutory returns).  

The landfill sites and capacity contain the following information, where available:

  • operational status;
  • licence/permit number;
  • site location (local authority, easting /northings and National Grid Reference);
  • type of landfill (hazardous, non-hazardous, inert);
  • total lifetime capacity in tonnes (from licence/permit); annual capacity in tonnes (from licence/permit);
  • tonnage of waste landfilled per year (from statutory returns;  
  • remaining landfill capacity in tonnes (from operator);  date of ceasing infill (from operator)

The site returns contain the following information, where available

  • licence/permit number;
  • site details (name, location, local authority)
  • tonnage of waste inputs and outputs from site
  • waste description (EWC code, waste category)