There is sufficient landfill capacity to meet current waste arisings. Future capacity is difficult to predict. However, a number of government policies are designed significantly to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
More challenging waste targets, progressively lower landfill limits and the escalating landfill tax will all help the UK to move away from its reliance on landfill. These measures will also encourage more sustainable waste management through greater reduction, reuse and recycling.