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.
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:
|Issue||Environment Agency||Gateshead Council|
|Dust||X||X - restoration only|
|Birds||X||X - off site pest control|
|Noise||X - landfill||X - restoration|
|Rats||X||X - off site pest control|
|Types of waste||X|
|Mud on the highway||X||X|
|Post settlement heights||X|
|Life span of the site||X|
|Boundary of the site||X||X|
|Lining / capping||X|
|Annual waste input||X|
|Duty of care (sheeting of loads)||X||X|
|Vibration||X - landfills||X - restoration only|
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