Councils using incinerators look forward to LATS windfall

Scores of local authorities face tough targets to reduce biodegradable waste landfilling by more than 30% by 2010, under targets released for consultation by the Government in August. However, as a perverse consequence of the forthcoming landfill allowance trading scheme (LATS), 15 authorities that send their waste to incinerators are set to benefit from a windfall from the sale of surplus allowances to other authorities.

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