Landfill Tax is paid by businesses on the waste they send to landfill. For most waste the current landfill rate is £86.10 per tonne (although this is due to increase to £88.95, from April 1st 2018), which can prove costly for businesses that produce large amounts. To help reduce your Landfill Tax costs, follow these three steps: reduce your waste, reduce the weight of waste and recycle where possible.
1. Reduce waste
Review business processes and eliminate any unnecessary waste. Try and identify areas where waste could potentially be reduced through reuse.
2. Reduce waste weight
Some processes can help reduce the weight of your waste, reducing the amount of Landfill Tax you pay.
- Feathers can be dewatered, reducing their water content and their weight.
- Animal by-products can be separated into liquid and solid material by a screw press. The solid material can then be fed to a bio-digester, reducing the waste sent to landfill to zero. Read our blog about abattoir waste for more information.
- Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals can be dewatered and depackaged, reducing their weight.
- General waste can be processed to separate out any recyclable elements.
3. Recycle waste
Identify all the business waste that could potentially be recycled. Some waste that you may have considered unrecyclable, can be processed to make it suitable for another purpose.
- Cardboard is widely recycled. We have a range of solutions for processing cardboard for maximum revenue.
- Grass can be processed to be reused for a variety of applications, including cattle bedding and forage.
- Animal manure can be dewatered then reused for a number of purposes, such as animal bedding.
- Paper is a valuable commodity which is readily recycled. Make the most of your paper waste with our range of shredding, baling and separating solutions.
- EPS polystyrene can be recycled. We have a range of solutions for compacting polystyrene for maximum recycling revenue.
- Glass is widely recycled, but can be difficult to separate from mixed waste. PRM offer a variety of solutions to help segregate glass.
- Plastic recycling can be significantly increased through the introduction of source segregation and separation solutions.
- Tetra Paks and cartons can be recycled if the paperboard is separated.
- Tyres can be reduced to a powder that can be used to manufacture new rubber products.
- Valuable components can be separated out from WEEE and recycled.
PRM can help reduce Landfill Tax costs for your business
Contact PRM for advice or support about reducing the amount of commercial waste sent to landfill.