Useful Information regarding Walley’s Quarry

To find out the latest news from Red Industries (the operators of the site):

Statement issued 6th April 2021 – In agreement with the regulator, we will recommence accepting some general wastes into the Walleys facility from tomorrow to complete the profile of the cell 1 area. This is an essential part of the capping works to complete the landform and does not constitute a return to full operation which as agreed with the Environment Agency will not be before the permanent capping works to this area are complete.

The local community may see vehicles with waste arriving at the facility from tomorrow and considered it prudent to inform you all in the first instance so you can share the information accordingly and advise accordingly should you be approached for comment.

Red Industries Group
Head office: Borough House, Berkeley Court, Borough Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1TT


To find out the latest news from Environment Agency (the regulators of the site):

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To find out the latest from the Resident Action Group “Stop the Stink”:

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Report your concerns to:

Newcastle Borough Council Environmental Health Team  Click Here here to access the form or by ringing 01782 717717

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency regulates the two environmental permits held by the Red Industries RM Limited (“the operator”) for Walleys Quarry landfill.  Our regulation includes reviews of monitoring data and site visits, both announced and unannounced.

Should you have concerns with regards to odour outside of the site boundaries, pests or any other pollution matters relating to the sites please call our free 24 hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60

Staffordshire County Council

The County Council is responsible for determining planning applications for the sites.  We are consulted by the Council on planning applications. If you have any planning permission questions please contact:


Watch the Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council Scrutiny Review Working Party meetings by clicking the below links.  If you require a transcript of both please contact Denise French at  Newcastle Borough Council on 01782 742211 or  Click here to view Newcastle Borough Council Scrutiny Committee pages


Please click here to view the Walleys Quarry Landfill Scrutiny Meeting 12th August 2020 Power Point presentation (PPTX)

Please click here to view the Walleys-Landfill-Settlement leaflet showing during and after views of the site (PDF)

Please click here to view the Scrutiny Review Working Party 25th November 2020 Power Point presentation (PPTX)


Documentary on BBC 4 “The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History”

Watch a useful documentary on BBC 4 –  Click Here to view the BBC 4 documentary