Non-hazardous landfill permit consultation

Closed 28 Feb 2020

Opened 29 Nov 2019


As part of SEPA’s work to deliver One Planet Prosperity we have committed to simplifying our permits across all sectors. Our landfill sector plan published in November 2018 further commits to developing landfill permits with clearer obligations. The first of the landfill permits has now been completed – a simple, outcome-based permit for non-hazardous landfills.

In this consultation, we will introduce you to the principles of our permit reform process, outline the key changes to the non-hazardous landfill permit and our regulatory approach, and finally, provide you with an opportunity to provide feedback on key areas.

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A print version of the consultation document is also available from our website.

Why your views matter

Getting feedback from our communities, partners and stakeholders is important and your input is critical to the success of our new permit. If you think we have got something wrong, ‘missed the mark’, or if anything is unclear, now is your opportunity to let us know.

Following our consultation process, we are aiming to move all existing permits to the new template over the next 18 months, with an initial focus on those sites SEPA currently considers a priority. If you are a landfill operator, you will be contacted by SEPA prior to initiation of this process.


  • Waste


  • Better regulation