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Landfill

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects current landfill sites in each region of England to be full. (257482)

The Environment Agency estimated the remaining capacity at existing non-hazardous landfill sites in England at the end of 2007 as follows:

Region

Remaining capacity in years1

North East

7.6

North West

5.0

Yorks and Humber

12.5

East Midlands

7.8

West Midlands

10.8

East of England

4.2

London

3.0

South East

5.1

South West

6.2

1Figures are in base 10