Landfill Tax Increase

As you will no doubt be aware, the Government increases Landfill Tax charges on the 1st of April each year. This over the past several years has been set at £3.00 per tonne on active waste and has seen the Landfill Tax increase to £24.00 per tonne.

However in last years Budget the then Chancellor, Mr Gordon Brown, decided to change the annual increase to £8.00 per tonne commencing 1st April 2008, setting the Landfill Tax at £32.00 per tonne. There is also an increase in the Landfill Tax on Inert Waste.

Over the past 12 months we have absorbed the increase in fuel which has risen by over 10%, electricity by 20% and the National Minimum Wage. This is as you will be aware, impossible to be borne by ourselves and a proportion passed on to our customers.

This is merely a forewarning of the intended changes in legislation and to warn of the impacts that the spiralling costs of fuel will have on our industry. It is also intended to allow you to budget should you be tendering for contracts, pricing or even reviewing your own budgets.

Recycling and pre-treatment of your waste is now a legislative requirement. By choosing LSS Waste Management Ltd as your recycling partner you are safe in the knowledge that the latest technology will ensure you are fully compliant.

At LSS Waste Management Limited we recycle 85% of all waste we receive, the majority of which attracts a gate fee. We have already been notified of increases in the cost to recycle due to increases in fuel. The cost of recycling is high and with all best intentions LSS Waste Management will endeavour to keep the increases to a minimum.

We will advise nearer the time of the final increases. This would be a prudent time to review your waste disposal operations and most certainly should there be any waste you have stock-piled, consideration should be given to removing this before the end of March 2008.

We will continue to drive our recycling policy forward and to ensure the best service possible to you, our customer, at all times.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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