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Landfill Tax Update

The UK Landfill Tax was introduced in 1996 by the Conservative Secretary of State for the Environment and was the UK’s first environmental tax. Landfill tax is seen as a key mechanism in enabling the UK to meet its targets set out in the Landfill Directive for the land filling of biodegradable waste. Through increasing the cost of landfill, other waste treatment technologies with higher gate fees are made to become more financially attractive.

The tax has increased steadily over time, and is set to rise to £80 per tonne on April 2014. The Chancellor, George Osborne has put a floor under this figure until 2020, so that the rate will not fall below £80 per tonne until at least 2020.

We would encourage our customers to work with us to segregate your wastes in to “mixed recycling” and residual waste. If we can help please call us on 0844 8007713.

The UK Landfill Tax was introduced in 1996 by the Conservative Secretary of State for the Environmentand was the UK’s first environmental tax. Landfill tax is seen as a key mechanism in enabling the UK to meet its targets set out in the Landfill Directive for the land filling of biodegradable waste. Through increasing the cost of landfill, other waste treatment technologies with higher gate fees are made to become more financially attractive.

The tax has increased steadily over time, and is set to rise to £80 per tonne on April 2014. The Chancellor, George Osborne has put a floor under this figure until 2020, so that the rate will not fall below £80 per tonne until at least 2020.

We would encourage our customers to work with us to segregate your wastes in to “mixed recycling” and residual waste. If we can help please call us on 0844 8007713.