Landfill waste methane emissions in the UK 1990-2017,

Since 1990, the estimated levels of methane emitted from landfills in the United Kingdom have dropped significantly. At the beginning of the reporting period levels were as high as 2,524 kilotons, but by 2017 this had dropped to just 563 kilotons.

Estimated methane emissions from landfills in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1990 to 2017 (in kilotons)*

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

19990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*Methane generated is based on the MELMod model.
Methane captured is the sum of methane used for power generation and methane flared.

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