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Landfill tax bid to capture large-scale fly-tippers

Fly-tippers who are caught dumping waste could face being taxed under a new law coming into effect in 2018.

The plan is included in the Landfill Disposals Tax Bill being introduced in the assembly.

Fly-tippers can already be fined and prosecuted, but would also face a tax on what they dumped on top of those existing penalties.

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford said the tax was part of efforts to achieve the goal of a zero-waste Wales, with large scale fly-tippers the new target.

  • 29 Nov 2016