EU landfill decision adds to UK's hazardous waste headache

Agreement has finally been reached at EU level on the "waste acceptance criteria" which set out the rules as to what types of waste can accepted at hazardous, non-hazardous and inert waste landfill sites. However, the UK hazardous waste sector remains in a state of confusion because the Government has yet to announce whether it intends to take advantage of the flexibility allowed under the new criteria to set landfill standards on a site-specific basis.

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