environment agency

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force

New Environment Agency crime powers come into force New powers to tackle waste crime, including allowing the Environment Agency to lock illegal waste sites and force rogue traders to clean up all waste, came into force on the 29th of … Read More

hmrc

HMRC consults on landfill tax changes

HMRC consults on landfill tax changes HM Revenue & Customs has launched a consultation on extending landfill tax to illegal sites, which details safeguards for landowners who carry out “reasonable due diligence”. The Government said it would combine legislation on … Read More

landfill diversion

GPT Waste confirm 95% landfill diversion rate

GPT Waste confirm 95% landfill diversion rate We are pleased to announce that a recent internal report showcases a major increase in their diversion from landfill percentage. GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains the … Read More

landfill

Landfill in England to run out in seven years

Landfill in England to run out in seven years England now has 6.8 years left of non-hazardous landfill life, based on 2016 inputs, according to the Environment Agency. Newly published data for 2016 from permitted waste management operators in England … Read More

waste management

Landfill gate fees rise as volume shrinks

Landfill gate fees rise as volume shrinks Landfill gate fees increased in 2016 by just under 5% while fees for most other facilities fell, according to WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report, which also showed a wide divergence in transactions at … Read More

landfill

‘Clearer’ landfill tax regime expected in summer 2017

‘Clearer’ landfill tax regime expected in summer 2017 Landfill tax rates are due to rise from April – but proposed law changes aimed at giving greater clarity over which materials are exempt from the tax are expected later in the … Read More

diversion from landfill

GPT Waste announce increase in diversion from landfill

GPT Waste announce increase in diversion from landfill We are pleased to announce that a recent internal report showcases a major increase in their diversion from landfill percentage. GPT Waste ensures that providing sustainable waste services to their clients remains … Read More

RDF exports

RDF exports at around 3m tonnes in 2016

RDF exports at around 3m tonnes in 2016 Environment Agency figures show that exports of waste derived fuels from England in 2016 have exceeded 3 million tonnes. Provisional figures released by the Agency for the period of January to November … Read More

landfill waste

HMRC: Landfill waste taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’

All materials sent to landfill sites will be taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’, under the government’s proposed changes to Landfill Tax legislation from 1 April next year. HMRC elaborated on its plans on the 5th of December in a Policy Paper … Read More

landfill waste

AD overtakes landfill energy production

Anaerobic digestion (AD) now generates more energy than the landfill gas sector, according to new figures. The latest figures from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) reveals that the UK’s 540 anaerobic digestion plants now generate more energy than … Read More