Waste site information

Spotfire Tool

Scottish waste sites and capacity tool

 

Annual data last updated: October 2018

Quarterly data last updated: Apr 2019

Waste sites and capacity information

This Scottish waste sites and capacity tool provides an annual summary of the numbers, types and capacities of Waste Management Licences (WML) or relevant Pollution, Prevention and Control (PPC) permits regulated by SEPA. It also includes a quarterly summary of information supplied by operators in licensed/permitted site returns. The data is subject to regular review and revisions are handled as per SEPA’s correction policy.

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 supporting 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.

This tool provides details about:

  • Landfill sites and capacity - includes the numbers and types of landfills in Scotland, the amount of waste landfilled at each site in a given year, the remaining capacity for each site and, where available, the annual capacity of the site. There is an interactive map showing the location of the landfills. The tool also contains 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 permit (Activity 5 and 6.8b).  It shows the amount of waste each site handles in a given year (as inputs, treatment onsite and output tonnages) and, where available, the annual capacity of the site.  There is an interactive map showing the location of the sites.
  • Site return information – displays a summary of waste inputs to and outputs from individual waste facilities by European Waste Catalogue code and tonnage on a quarterly/annual basis.

The publication schedule is set out here. The reporting years currently published are as follows:

Information

Reporting years

Landfill sites and capacity

2013 - 2017

Waste sites and capacity

2013 - 2017

Site return data

Q1 2007 – Q3 2018

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 tool contains 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)