Export restrictions force council to landfill 200,000 tonnes of waste

Around 200,000 tonnes of waste due to be shipped to the Netherlands for incineration will instead be landfilled near Colchester after Essex County Council was forced to rethink its entire waste strategy.

The Council reversed its export policy after the Dutch government announced plans to tax the import of foreign waste for incineration.The Netherlands has also been unable to accept refuse-derived fuel (RDF) while one of the country’s plants undergoes refurbishment.

Local media reports also suggest there are problems with the Eco Tovi site in Basildon that currently produces the waste sent to the Netherlands for incineration.

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