How will the Environment Agency’s charging review affect closed landfills?

The waste sector was unhappy with previous plans to charge more for closed landfills and is still concerned about the agency’s new proposals, Gareth Simkins reports

Gamblethorpe closed landfill site
The Environment Agency plans to increase the annual cost of operating closed landfill sites, though not as much as earlier proposals

The Environment Agency has come forward with a new charging regime for closed landfills, after industry concerns about earlier proposals prompted a rethink. It forms part of wider reforms to its charging scheme, published for consultation on Monday.

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