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Welcome to Whitemoss Landfill

Whitemoss is an important part of the UK’s hazardous waste management infrastructure.

Located less than 500 metres from junction 4 of the M58 motorway Whitemoss has, for more than twenty years, been an important facility for disposal of residues from recycling activities and the remediation of contaminated land.

Where hazardous wastes cannot be recycled then those residual wastes need to be disposed of in accordance with best engineering practice to mitigate their environmental impact.

In May 2015 the Secretary of State granted development consent for the construction of a new landfill void at Whitemoss which will provide capacity for a further twenty years.

In September 2016 the Environment Agency issued revised Environmental Permit EPR/DP3639LM/V005 for the new landfill area.

Local Community Support

The Whitemoss Community Fund provides grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to fund community and environmental projects located in the West Lancashire Borough Council area and that are within 5 miles of the Whitemoss landfill site in Skelmersdale.

This year six local projects were awarded £62,500.

The largest grant awarded in 2016 was to Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside for a project to improve access and the river habitat at Tawd Valley Park. Continuing on an environmental theme Lancashire Wildlife Trust also received £15,000 to create a haven for bees within Beacon Country Park. Other funds were awarded to Burscough Community Farm, Ormskirk Civic Hall and Trinity Methodist / United Reformed Church in Old Skelmersdale. Last but by no means least, the toilets, kitchen and main room in ‘The Hut on the Hill’ in Parbold will get a mini make-over to create a nicer environment for all community users

This latest round of grants has taken the total awarded by the Whitemoss Community Fund since 2010 to £335,000 which has been shared between 29 local projects.

Click below to find out how to apply for a community project grant: