Illegal Waste Dumping in Scotland

in Environmental Threats, Transnational Crime

Due to an increase in landfill taxes in Scotland, organized crime groups have been providing illegal waste dumping services to companies.

According to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a single illegal landfill can be filled with trash that causes the government to lose up to $1.3 Million (€1 Million) in tax revenue.

Between 2008 to 2012, 40 companies were convicted for illegal waste dumping in Scotland.

Source:  “Scotland: Crime and Illegal Landfills,” Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, July 3, 2013.

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