Has landfill tax turned from a solution to a problem?

At the RWM exhibition last week, three long-experienced experts in the waste industry considered if landfill tax is outweighing its benefits by driving waste crime. Gareth Simkins reports

Hazardous waste is still being landfilled. Photograph: Chris Elwell/123RF
Landfill tax has driven huge improvements in waste management infrastructure - but also provided a financial incentive to break the law

Although it has driven huge investment in waste management infrastructure, the landfill tax may be nearing the end of its usefulness, a conference has heard.

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