Strengthen enforcement to cut landfill tax’s crime incentive, experts say

Three waste industry experts have called for enforcement to be bolstered to counteract the incentive to commit waste crime provided by the landfill tax

Landfill site. Photograph: Macor/123RF
Avoiding landfill tax can be lucrative

Three waste industry experts have called for enforcement to be bolstered to counteract the incentive to commit waste crime provided by the landfill tax.

Speaking at the RWM exhibition on Thursday, Colin Church, the chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, said that as landfill tax continues to rise, so does the opportunity to profit by failing to pay it. Although it is not causing more problems than it solves, “it is causing problems” he told the audience.

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