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Monday 3 February 2020

How Landfill Tax has lead to waste disposal price rises

This is an article we wrote to give people a better understanding on why it is so expensive to dispose waste and just a confirmation that it's not Licensed Waste Collectors pushing the prices up, but the Government in the form of something called green taxes aka landfill tax which is currently £94.15 per tonne.    

Since 1996 the price to dispose general waste has become more and more expensive, Many customers who have not used waste disposal services for a while have been shocked when they have been quoted for waste disposal services and the problem is more money goes on Landfill tax than we even make in profit.

We have been charging £240 plus vat for many years to remove a 1 tonne load of mixed general waste, to dispose this 1 tonne load the cost is between £130 - £160 plus vat at a waste transfer station, These waste transfer stations have to charge these rates and they rise further every year to cover the cost of the Landfill tax.

I am struggling to find information where this tax revenue is spent, surely the billions the treasury collect could be invested in state of the art recycling plants creating thousand of jobs, there is a major lack of recycling facilities available to businesses especially for plastics, only private companies are addressing these problems, When it comes to environmental issues the governments answer always seems to be fines and taxes but never investing in better ways of doing things.

The list below shows how Landfill Tax has increased over the years. 

Despite the constant rise in Landfill tax we will always try to give you our best prices for waste removal work, good recycling methods are way we can do this, click the link below for more info  
Date of changeStandard rate (£ per tonne)Lower rate (£ per tonne)
1 October 199672
1 April 1999102
1 April 2000112
1 April 2001122
1 April 2002132
1 April 2003142
1 April 2004152
1 April 2005182
1 April 2006212
1 April 2007242
1 April 2008322.50
1 April 2009402.50
1 April 2010482.50
1 April 2011562.50
1 April 2012642.50
1 April 2013722.50
1 April 2014802.50
1 April 2015 (See note 1)82.602.60
1 April 201684.402.65
1 April 201786.102.70
1 April 201888.952.80
1 April 201991.352.90
1 April 202094.153.00

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