End of an era as last lorry is emptied at landfill site

Entrance to Parkwood landfill site, Parkwood Road, Sheffield.

Entrance to Parkwood landfill site, Parkwood Road, Sheffield.

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The last-ever load of waste has been emptied at the Parkwood landfill site in Shirecliffe.

Skip firm Arthurs Waste Management transported the final lorry-load of non-recyclable commercial waste there, before the site was partially closed.

The last ever load of waste is off-loaded at Parkwood landfill site
The last ever load of waste is off-loaded at Parkwood landfill site

It will no longer accept active waste – although the process of filling the large space left with inert material such as rubble and earth will now begin, with the aim of turning the land into a public green space.

 

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