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Hazardous waste could cost £500m

By Greg PitcherThe cost of disposing of hazardous waste will triple in just two weeks time, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned.The Landfill Directive makes it illegal to dump hazardous waste in the same landfill site as non-hazardous waste from July 16. With EC requirements for hazardous waste sites not coming into force until 2005, the number of locations accepting such refuse is expected to drop from 240 to 15. So the EA has written to waste carriers ...