EPA investigates cheap landfill fees

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an investigation into the operation of more than a dozen public and private landfills.

13th November, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an investigation into the operation of more than a dozen public and private landfills.

The environmental watchdog launched its probe amid concerns over a sudden fall in gate fees being charged by some landfill operators. It has issued non-compliance orders against 16 public and private landfill operators, after it conducted an actuarial assessment into their business models.

Landfill operators are legally obliged to charge enough to enable them to...

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