Our responsibility towards the local environment doesn’t finish when a landfill is full. In addition to managing our 20 active sites we also continue to care for 27 closed landfills across the UK.
Using our expertise in restoration, we can take a number of different approaches to closing a landfill cell so that it contributes to the local area. Our sites can be restored to heathland, grassland, woodland, agriculture, amenity parkland or a combination of these schemes.
But we don’t work alone; we’re stronger in partnership with our expert partners. With their help we were the first waste management company in the UK to achieve the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark status at a landfill site. We’re proud to now have this accreditation across six of our sites: Tatchells and Warmwell in Dorset; Odcombe in Somerset; Poole in Dorset; Lackford in Suffolk and most recently Beddingham in East Sussex.
The transformation has been so successful that the sites have become havens for several rare and endangered species. Dormice and bats at Odcombe, and sand lizards, adders and woodlarks at Tatchells and Warmwell, are all thriving thanks to our careful land management and support from organisations such as the RSPB.