Rubbish industry warning over rise in cowboy operators

Rubbish industry warning over rise in cowboy operators
Construction and demolition waste makes up about 40% of Aotearoa’s rubbish. (Image: NZME)
Cécile Meier
Cowboy operators dumping construction and demolition rubbish unsafely could be on the rise because a levy increase is not being applied across all types of landfills, industry players warn. This week, BusinessDesk revealed an Auckland firm was cleaning up its act after complaints it was stockpiling flammable construction and demolition (C&D) trash dangerously close to high voltage power lines and operating two dumps without resource consent. Major industry players argue unsafe practices could ramp up after the waste levy increased...

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