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 and the Path Head landfill site.

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 
OdourX 
DustXX - restoration only
LitterX 
BirdsXX - off site pest control
NoiseX - landfillX - restoration
RatsXX - off site pest control
FliesX 
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
FiresX 
Annual waste inputX 
Duty of care (sheeting of loads)XX
AccidentsX 
VibrationX - landfillsX - restoration only

Contact us

Development Management
Civic Centre
Regent Street
Gateshead
NE8 1HH

0191 433 3150
enquiriesdevcon@gateshead.gov.uk

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