Stuart Wagland
August 2021

Opportunities for enhanced landfill mining in the UK

There are over 20,000 closed landfills across the UK, many of which contain significant resources and/or are in locations suitable for redevelopment. The remediation of sites is challenging due to the costs and risks associated with legacy wastes contained within; the concept of enhanced landfill mining [ELFM] aims to maximise recovery of resources to offset the costs of site remediation.