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Government needs to act more quickly to ensure landfill targets are met, say MP's

The Government needs to take urgent action on reducing landfill waste to ensure that taxpayers do not have to pay European Union landfill taxes, according to a new report. According to the critical Public Accounts Committee report taxpayers will have to pay up to £180 million a year if the amount of waste going to landfill is not decreased. It accuses the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) of being to slow to take action on the 1999 EU directive on reducing landfill ..