UK Waste hits out at landfill standards

A leading landfill operator, UK Waste, has taken the unprecedented step of disclosing the results of more than 150 pre-acquisition audits in a bid to expose the poor standards of engineering at many UK landfills. The firm claims that inadequate regulation is damaging the business of landfills designed to high environmental standards - and that more waste may be diverted to sub-standard sites when the Government introduces a landfill levy.

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