Is the EA poised to crack down on hazardous waste misclassification?

More than half of waste operators could be breaking the law by misclassifying hazardous waste and firms could find their compliance costs skyrocketing. The EA says the matter is a ‘priority’ and the sector fears a crackdown. Conor McGlone reports

by Conor McGlone
The EA said the majority of fines it sampled would not qualify for the lower rate of landfill tax. Photograph: Cultura/Getty Images
The EA said the majority of fines it sampled would not qualify for the lower rate of landfill tax. Photograph: Cultura/Getty Images

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