Landfill tax increases raise fraud risk

Landfill tax increases raise fraud risk

What can be done to help reduce this risk?

Annual increases in landfill tax rates potentially puts landfill site operators at greater risk of fraud from those disposing of waste.

Paul Hines, Innovation Director for Avery Weigh-Tronix said: “With this rise in landfill tax comes the increased risk of those looking to cut corners and dodge a higher tax bill.

“This rise could increase fraud risk further, in the form of misdeclaration of goods or manipulating a weighbridge to make savings.

“It’s crucial that landfill site operators protect themselves against attempted fraud, but it’s not always easy to build additional checks and controls into a working operation without disruption. The Avery Weigh-Tronix Weighbridge Fraud Protection application runs on the ZM510 indicator and in conjunction with weighbridge sensors can prevent fraudulent transactions.”

Find out more about waste site fraud and the Weighbridge Fraud Prevention application.