End of dumping at tip that overlooks M62, Gilberdyke
No more waste will be allowed to be dumped at a controversial East Yorkshire landfill site from today.
Operator City Plant Ltd will no longer be able to deposit general waste at Gilberdyke Landfill Site after the Environment Agency issued a change to its permit last month.
The tip, which overlooks the M62 motorway, has attracted complaints from residents over its size and smell and the large number of lorries travelling to the site.
It is due to close completely later this year.
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From today, City Plant will only be allowed to proceed with capping the site to seal the land for restoration to a natural appearance.
The Environment Agency permit change was issued because, as the company said would happen, the site has reached its maximum capacity.
Peter Stevenson, environment manager at the Environment Agency, said: "Once capping begins in January, no more general waste will be allowed, and that means any problems of odour or unsightliness of waste will be reduced in time.
"Ultimately, we are looking forward to seeing the site entirely finished, with the surface restored to its natural state – and that goal is now in sight."