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Landfill sites

The Blaydon landfill and Path Head landfill sites have considerable local interest.

The Blaydon landfill site is located off Lead Road between Blaydon Burn and Greenside.

The Path Head landfill site is located off the A695 Ryton-Crawcrook bypass.

Both sites fall under the planning control of Gateshead Council, particularly in terms of their restoration. Contact us if have any any concerns about how the site is used. 

The day-to-day management of the sites is regulated by the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency has a 24hour hotline to report any incidents. This is 0800 80 70 60.

Further information is available from the Environment Agency about the Blaydon landfill site (opens new window) and the Path Head landfill site. (opens new window)

Roles and responsibilities for landfill sites

The table below sets out the roles and responsibilities of the Council and Environment Agency in regard to the landfill sites:

Roles and responsibilities
IssueEnvironment AgencyGateshead Council
Landfill gas X 
Leachate X 
Surface waterXX
Ground waterX 
DustXX - restoration only
BirdsXX - off site pest control
NoiseX - landfillX - restoration
RatsXX - off site pest control
Opening hours X
Types of wasteX 
Mud on the highwayXX
Vehicle movements X
Pre-settlement heightsXX
Post settlement heights X
Life span of the site X
Boundary of the siteXX
Site securityX 
Lining / cappingX 
Restoration X
Annual waste inputX 
Duty of care (sheeting of loads)XX
VibrationX - landfillsX - restoration only

Contact us

Development and Public Protection
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3150