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Landfill Tax Communities Fund

The landfill tax communities fund; more commonly known as landfill tax, was introduced in 1996 as a means of reducing the proportion of waste sent to landfill and promoting more environmentally sustainable methods of waste management.

The funding is collected by the waste operators, which can then be used to fund environmental improvement projects throughout the country. Although each fot he landfill tax operators has their own application system and deadlines, there are a number of over-arching principles which govern how the money can be spent and the types of projects which can be funded.

Types of schemes eligible for funding include:

  • Restoration or remediation of land contaminated by a previous use
  • Activity to reduce, mitigate or prevent pollution from previous landuse
  • Provision, maintenance or improvement to public parks or other public amenities
  • Conservation of a particular species or habitat; generally local or national biodiversity action plan habitats
  • Repair, maintenance of buildings or places of worship of architectural importance

Any orgnaisations interested in applying for landfill tax funding need to register with Entrust who are the regulators for landfill tax. Charities and not for profit orgnaisations are eligible to apply for funding.

Full details of landfill tax can be found on the Entrust website:

A list of landfill tax operators for each county can be found at:

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