Information on Landfill Sites

Andrew Jenkins made this Freedom of Information request to Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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Dear Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council,

I would like to know the following;
• How many landfill sites does the council possess, both defunct and operating?
• How many landfill sites in the council’s jurisdiction are ran privately, and if so by whom?
• How many landfill sites, old or new, were operating before 1994?
• Are there any landfill sites that are currently at risk of coastal erosion, or are actively leaching into the sea?

Thanks for your time.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Jenkins

Information Security, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

FOI request - Ref FOI/20/0551

I wish to acknowledge receipt of you request for information.

I have asked the relevant officers of the Authority to commence enquiries immediately to find all applicable information relating to your request under the FOI Act and to supply any which is found to you.

Your request has to be processed within a maximum of 20 working days, which means the Council must provide you with the information it has (assuming no exemptions are claimed) by 28/09/2020. If it is possible to provide you with the information within a shorter timescale then that will be done.

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Should you have any queries about this matter please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

FOI Officer

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Dear Information Security,

The timescale for responding to the FOI I requested has now passed.

Is it possible for you to give an update as to the progress of the request?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Jenkins

Information Security, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Good morning Mr jenkins

Thank you for your email. I have asked the service area for an update on this and will contact you when I have received a response from them.

Thank you for your patience and apologies for the length of time responding.

Kindest regards

FOI Officer

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Information Security, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Dear Mr Jenkins,


Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in responding to your
Freedom of Information request.  The service area has got back to myself
and have asked if you could clarify a few things in regards to your


o Are you interested in the total number of historic and current
landfills within the borough or whether you are interested in the
number of landfills that the council owns? 
o Is the information required  for pre- Control of Pollution Act 1974 or
whether it is for pre 1994


It has been advised that the Council's GIS layers comprise of an historic
layer showing 83 landfill/raises and a 10K layer showing 145 sites,
however, there are overlaps within the data so the total number would have
to be ascertained. These layers do not detail ownership in sufficient


It has also been advised that the Council may not hold the information to
private landfill sites and the Environment Agency may have this


As of yet, I do not have a time period for a response until
clarification.  Once this I can ask for a timescale.


Thank you for your patience and I will try and get this information to you
asap once clarification has been returned.


Alternatively, as your Freedom of information request is late, you are
free to make a complaint either to the Council or to the Information
Commissioner regarding the handling of this.


Kindest Regards


FOI Officer


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Dear Information Security,

With regards to your questions, it is the historic landfill sites primarily that I would like the information for, and pre 1994 landfill sites, as the aim of this EOI was to see how many old landfill sites there are in the area that are likely unprotected.

Are any of these landfill sites close to waterways or have potential to leach their contents into waterways?

Thanks again.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Jenkins

Business Support Corporate Resources, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

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Good afternoon

Please find our response to your request, please accept our apologies for
the delay



Business Support Officer

Resources Business Support Team

Redcar & Cleveland House

Kirkleatham Street




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