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Increased waste costs may impact on other services

The cost burden of increased spending on waste collection and disposal to meet EU landfill directive targets will impact on other council services, warn council chiefs. According to the Local Government Association (LGA) report Meeting the Challenges Ahead, published today, spending on the collection and disposal of waste will have to more than double between 2003/04 and 2012/13 to £4.2 billion in order to meet the EU landfill directive. It added that ...