The present study was conducted to determine the observations and recommendations on planting and landscape restoration and preservation of the nature in Surmene Kutlular Solid Waste Landfill, where solid wastes and garbage that originated in Trabzon and Rize provinces were dumped for several years. Plant selection in such landfills is similar to the selection of suitable material in landscape design in various areas. Environmental factors that occur in these areas such as toxic gases, wastewater, etc. could directly affect plant growth. Such problems that might be encountered during planting could be prevented by selecting suitable plant species for the site. Furthermore, selection of indigenous species would reestablish broken ecological connections. Planting in landfills are predominantly designed based on ecological and material opportunities. Thus, the selection of woody and herbaceous species that are hardy and problem free, and could resist the hardships related to such fields, should be the priority in plant selection.