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Reducing waste: a more effective landfill levy consultation document

Publication date:  November 2019
Publication reference number:  ME 1470

The Government is proposing to increase the landfill levy and apply it to more types of waste. This consultation document is seeking feedback on proposals to:

  • increase the levy for municipal landfills (those that take household waste)
  • apply the levy to all types of landfill except cleanfills (accepting only virgin excavated natural materials) and farm dumps
  • apply the levy at different rates for different landfill types, to reflect different environmental and social costs of disposal, and different opportunities for recovery of different materials
  • collect better waste data.   

This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 3 February 2020. Find out about the consultation