Closed landfills, unless fully rehabilitated, can pose risks to the environment and human health. Assessing the risk is essential for good decision making about the ongoing management of the site to protect public health, safety and the environment. Councils, as duty holders, also have a duty to comply with legislation.
Using the tool can be part of a staged approach to risk management. It can help you develop a greater awareness of the risks your closed landfills pose and plan risk mitigation activities.