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Welsh Local Authorities hit landfill targets a year early

Wales has hit its European Union Landfill Directive target a year early, and its local authorities have managed to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. The Landfill Allowances Scheme limits the amount of waste councils can send to landfill.Overall, councils sent 599,703 tonnes of biodegradable municipal waste to landfill compared to the 2008/09 Wales allowance of 788,000 tonnes this is 24 per cent less than the allowance. Wales ...