Finmere Landfill Facility

In recent months, I have been contacted about ongoing issues with unpleasant odours originating from the Finmere Landfill Facility. I have been liaising regularly with the operator, Environment Agency and Oxfordshire County Council about the odour and subsequent enforcement action.

Read the latest updates below.

News

Finmere Landfill: December 2021 Update

I write to provide an update on Finmere landfill.

As you are aware we issued an Enforcement Notice on the operator of the site in October 2021. The Notice included a range of steps intended to help address non-compliance with the Environmental Permit, including malodour.

Finmere Landfill: November 2021 Update

I have received the following update from the Environment Agency regarding the operator's progress in addressing issues of non-compliance:

Finmere Landfill: May 2021 update

The Environment Agency have sent me the following update about the ongoing situation at the Finmere Landfill Facility:

Visit to Finmere

Today I visited Finmere after receiving a number of reports that the odour at the Landfill Facility has been particularly strong in recent weeks.

Increase in reports of bad odour at Finmere Landfill Facility

I was very disappointed to hear that the odour at the Finmere Landfill Facility has been particularly bad in recent days, especially in the evenings. Following an increase in reports to the Environment Agency, I have been told the following:

Finmere Landfill update

Following an increase in reports of the bad odour in Finmere, I have received the following update from the Environment Agency: