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  • What is Landfill Tax?

    LandfillLandfill Tax is an environmental tax levied per tonne, on top of normal waste disposal costs, to dump waste in landfill sites. It is paid by local authorities, waste contractors or any other organisation tipping waste at the landfill site. Waste contractors pass on the tax as part of their disposal costs so you won’t see how much of your charge is Landfill Tax. But rest assured you will be paying it! The tax is levied by government to encourage alternative means of waste disposal such as recycling and Energy from Waste by reflecting the environmental costs of landfill use.

    What is the rate?

    Landfill Tax is paid at two rates: standard and lower rate:

    Lower rate: (inert materials such as glass, concrete, bricks, tiles, ceramics, naturally occurring soil and crushed stone, silt and gravel) £3.00 per tonne from 1st April 2020.

    Standard rate: everything which is not in the list above such as paper, cardboard, wood, plastics, metal, construction waste, bitumen and tar etc.) £94.15 per tonne from 1st April 2020.

    The standard rate started at £7 per tonne in 1996 and has risen every year since.

    Am I paying Landfill Tax?

    Your waste contractor will pay Landfill Tax on any waste collected from you which is disposed of in a landfill site and will include this cost in the cost per bin charged to you. Most waste contractors are minimizing their liability to Landfill Tax by extracting recyclables like cardboard and plastics from mixed waste or providing separate bins for recyclables to make them easier to separate.

    Recyclables have a value in the market and are sold on by the waste contractor. If you generate enough cardboard and plastics, which make up the majority of recyclables, you can have that revenue for yourself.

    Talk to Bergmann Direct to discuss your volumes of recyclable materials and the best way for you to keep the revenue for your organisation and minimize the hidden Landfill Tax you pay.

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    This is a tax on the disposal of waste to landfill.

  • Supplying waste handling equipment & services
    to private companies & public sector organisations

    Bergmann Direct supply a full range of vertical, semi-automatic horizontal waste balers and fully automatic horizontal balers.

    Our waste balers can handle all the standard materials such as cardboard, soft plastics (shrink-wrap, plastic sheeting), PET bottles, hard plastics, aluminium and steel cans even difficult materials such as RDF which require plastic strapping and wrapping to be compliant.

    Bergmann Direct supply a range of vertical balers. for cardboard, plastic and metal cans. Mill-size balers are ideal for low to medium volumes (0.3 – 1 tonne per hour) of cardboard, soft plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans. UK paper mills require ‘mill-size’ bales in order to attract rebates on cardboard. Manually loaded and tied off. Bale pressure up to 50 tonnes. View the Vertical Baler range here.

    Semi - Automatic (Manual Tie) horizontal waste balers.are ideal for larger volumes (1 to 3 tonnes per hour) of cardboard, plastics, PET bottles*, aluminium and steel cans,  where volume loading is required from a bin lifter, bucket, forklift truck or a conveyor. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. The bales are tied off by hand and the bale is fully-ejected before another bale or another material is started. Bale pressure from 80 to 120 tonnes.

    The fully - automatic (auto-tie) horizontal waste required when volume processing 3 to 16 tonnes per hour. Bales are automatically tied off and pushed out (the bale behind pushes out the bale in front). Feeding is typically by bucket, forklift truck, conveyor or chute. All bales are ‘mill-sized’. Bale pressure from 40 to 120 tonnes.

    RDF is a difficult material which is often made up of small particles of residual waste after the main items have been outsorted. It requires a) high pressure; b) plastic ties and c) bale wrapping. You need a plastic tie facility on your baler which RDF balers.use and you will need a bale wrapper aswell. Feeding is typically by conveyor.