LANDFILL: The letsrecycle.com landfill, energy from waste (EfW), and refused derived fuel (RDF export) price indicators are available in the drop down menu above right. The landfill rate price indicators are for gate fees into landfill for a range of standard waste materials. Prices are also shown with landfill tax added – landfill tax rates for England, Scotland and Wales are shown below. Inert or inactive landfill fees are lower than the price paid for landfill standard material, letsrecycle.com does not publish gate fees for inert material. An HMRC guide landfill tax is available here. ENERGY FROM WASTE: Prices shown are gate-fees for mixed waste supplied to larger energy from waste plants. Gate-fees will vary in terms of the volume of material supplied, contract length and location. Sometimes the contract includes a contribution towards infrastructure construction. Higher gate fees will be charged for hazardous and other special wastes at appropriate treatment facilities. REFUSE DERIVED FUEL (RDF) is a mixture of materials such as paper, plastics and wood from the municipal or commercial waste stream. Prices shown are for material collected ex works (ie. collected by the buyer) from the company preparing the baled waste which is often sent for energy recovery in Holland, Sweden or Germany. Some RDF is used within the UK. A higher grade of RDF is known as SRF – solid recovered fuel. Preparation of RDF can incur a cost of about £10+ to cover sorting, baling, wrapping. We do not show SRF price indicators – gate fees for SRF are lower than for RDF although SRF costs more to produce. The gate-fee for RDF depends on factors such as contract duration, spot prices, quality and calorific value (CV).

Landfill and Landfill Tax rates

Landfill Tax £ per tonne (England) From 1 April 2021 From 1 April 2020 From 1 April 2019 From 1 April 2018 From 1 April 2017
Standard rate 96.70 94.15 91.35 88.95 86.10
Lower rate 3.10 3.00 2.90 2.80 2.65
 
Landfill Tax £ per tonne (England) From 1 April 2016 From 1 April 2015 From 1 April 2014 From 1 April 2013 From 1 April 2012
Standard rate 84.40 82.60 80 72 64
Lower rate 2.65 2.60 2.50 2.50 2.50
Past UK landfill tax rates were: October 1996 £7; 1999 £10; 2000 £11; 2001 £12; 2002, £13; 2003 £14; 2004, £15; 2005, £18; 2006 £21; 2007 £24; 2008 £32; 2009 £40; 2010 £48; 2011 £56; 2012 £64. SCOTLAND: In 2015 the Scottish Landfill Tax (SLfT) came into force.
SLfT  £ per tonne 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
Standard - 94.15 91.35
Lower - 3.00 2.90
In 20818/19 the SLfT was £88.95/2.80 WALES: From April 2018 Wales set its own landfill tax, known as the Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT).  
LDT Wales £ per tonne 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
Standard 96.70 94.15 91.70
Lower 3.10 3.00 2.80
Unauthorised disposal rate 145.05
In Wales in 2018/19 the LDT was £88.95/2.80

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Please note: we welcome input into these gate-fees. If you would like to contact us, please email steve.e@letsrecycle.com

Prices shown are in £ per tonne.



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