Local authorities allocated final landfill allowances

Allowances limiting the amount of biodegradable municipal waste that waste disposal authorities (WDAs) can send to landfill were issued by the Environment Department (DEFRA) in February.1 DEFRA plans to release details shortly of a "flexible" approach that could be applied to WDAs in areas of rapid population growth such as the Thames Gateway where municipal waste volumes are likely to increase correspondingly.

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