By 2013 it will cost £72 to send a tonne of most waste to landfill. That’s because the chancellor announced (rather quietly) in last week’s budget that the £8 a year escalator will keep going well beyond 2010, which was previously understood to be the deadline for the escalator to be renewed.
The news, reported here shows that the UK Government has no intention of making landfill a more attractive option any time soon.
The figure should provide clarity for waste management companies and businesses who now know that waste is not going to get any cheaper to dispose of when compared to the other options.
As always, our recycling directory is there for businesses in Scotland to use to find recycling services but remember: reduce and reuse comes first as that’s where the real savings are to be made.