Sunday, September 10, 2006

Half Mersey's waste goes to Hafod

Hafod Quarry, near Johnstown, Wrexham, is licensed to be the dumping ground for almost half of the annual household landfill waste generated by the five Merseyside local authorities.

The authorities' contractor, Mersey Waste Holdings (MWH), is licensed to dump a staggering 300,000 tonnes of waste each year in Hafod Quarry.

The total amount of Merseyside waste generated last year stood at 770,124 tonnes.

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority had been "named and shamed" by the National Audit Office for having failed to make plans to send waste to treatment plants or incinerators instead.

This will mean Merseyside faces the toughest fines in the country, up to £30m, under government plans to end Britain's shameful landfill re-cord.

(taken from Daily Post 16/8/06)

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