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How is landfill tax calculated? A Brief Description

April 4, 2022 davidcrossan@googlemail.com Comments Off

Nobody enjoys landfills. It is largely seen as a necessary evil, the last choice for waste that cannot be properly reused, salvaged, or
recycled in other ways. It’s a concern we take seriously at CKB Skip Hire, and we’ve set ourselves the goal of eventually diverting 100
percent of waste from landfills ” a goal we’re constantly striving toward!

Essentially, the Landfill Tax is a long-standing element of UK legislation designed to reduce waste transported to landfill. We’ll address
some of the most frequently asked questions about landfill tax in this post, including the following:

So… are you prepared to receive the answers to your questions?

1. When was the landfill tax first enacted?

The Landfill Tax in the United Kingdom was implemented for the first time on October 1, 1996. As for why the landfill tax was
implemented, its declared purpose is to incentivize trash producers and the waste management industry to adopt more sustainable
practises, mostly by increasing the cost of sending garbage to the landfill. For decades prior to that, landfill was viewed as the cheap and
easy option (and, in many circumstances, it still is), which is why the Landfill Tax progressively increases year after year, eventually
making landfill less appealing.

While landfill management has improved in recent years, there is no denying its lengthy list of disadvantages. They are notoriously
unsightly and can have a negative impact on the surrounding environment (particularly if not maintained properly), as well as pose a direct
hazard to human health. They contribute significantly to continuing climate change and use a growing amount of space. At its heart, the
Landfill Tax seeks to reduce our reliance on landfills for waste disposal, thereby mitigating their negative impacts. Indeed, sound

2. Who Is Responsible for Landfill Taxes?

The primary payers of landfill tax are businesses, local governments, and trash management service providers (such as skip hire firms
like ourselves). In case you’re wondering, it has no direct effect on homeowners, households, or individuals.

The Landfill Tax is applicable to all garbage disposed of in permitted landfill sites on or after October 1, 1996 (often referred to as’ always,
right now’). Landfill tax does not apply unless the garbage is expressly exempt. We’ll get to the exemptions in a bit, but first, let’s go over
the rates. Landfill tax is essentially divided into two rates: a standard rate and a lower rate.

To summarise, the “least polluting” materials include the following:

However, those are merely broad classifications. If you’re unsure about a particular substance, you may choose to consult this portion of
the HMRC’s General Guide to Landfill Tax. In a similar vein…

3. What Isn’t Subject To Landfill Tax?

Numerous materials are excluded from landfill tax for a variety of reasons, the majority of which are related to their inertness or
possibilities for reuse elsewhere. Among these exemptions are the following:

Individual exemptions from the landfill tax are relatively uncommon, but on the whole, you’ll find that these restrictions are very

4. What Is the Cost of Landfill Tax?

It varies from year to year. In June 2010, during the annual Budget announcement, it was revealed that the regular rate of landfill tax
would increase by £8 per tonne per year through 2014. While the increases after 2014 have been less dramatic, they have been constant.
Additionally, there is a “floor” under the standard rate that prevents it from falling below £80 per tonne until at least 2020.

The following table summarises the last few years:

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5. When Will the Landfill Tax Increase?

The amount is changed each year on the 1st of April, which means our most recent increase occurred in 2018. The next increase is
scheduled for approximately 12 months from now, and if current trends continue, the landfill tax will likely exceed £90 per tonne.

Not to mention, if you are a business owner needing to dispose of commercial waste or corporate refuse, you have come to the right
place. Commercial waste management is a specialisation of CKB Skip Hire. Indeed, we are the preferred supplier for a number of
household names in the United Kingdom, including Vodafone, Forest Holidays, and United Utilities. You may learn more about our
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