Costs to soar

02 May 2008

The dramatic reduction in the number of landfill sites able to accept hazardous waste in Scotland, for example, is set to have a significant impact on the Scottish construction and demolition industry, according to environmental regulation website, NetRegs (

Landfill sites in Scotland are due to be reduced from 250 to 110 by 2007 - with only two accepting hazardous waste. The price for land-filling waste is expected to increase by around 800% from 2007 onwards, compared to 2002 prices, with the introduction of the European Landfill Directive.

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