Opinion mixed on future of landfill tax and bans

The waste industry has mixed views on the future of landfill tax after 2010/11 and the use of landfill bans. The Environment Department is examining both issues.

The UK’s waste industry has mixed views on what should happen to landfill tax after 2010/11 to ensure commercial and industrial waste is diverted from landfill.

Veolia favours a rise towards £56 per tonne, but Sita says more research is required into the cost of treatment technologies to decide if an increase is genuinely needed. Biffa says a tax hike would not be appropriate in the current economic climate.

In December, Env

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