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Landfill Tax and the Landfill Communities Fund

Any waste that is discarded which cannot be reused, reprocessed or recycled may ultimately be disposed of in a landfill site.  To encourage Landfill Operators (LOs) to re-use, recycle, recover more value from waste and use more environmentally friendly methods of waste disposal, Landfill Tax is charged on each tonne of waste sent to landfill.


LOs are able to redirect a small proportion of landfill tax liability (currently 4.2%) to support a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of their landfill sites through the LCF.  The LCF is regulated by ENTRUST on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, and the projects are delivered by enrolled Environmental Bodies (EBs), RSWT is an EB.


Since its inception in 1996, over £1 billion has been spent on more than 32,000 projects across the UK.  For further information, please visit www.entrust.org.uk or see HMRC’s general guide to Landfill Tax

On behalf of HM Revenue and Customs, ENTRUST acts to regulate all activity that takes place under the Landfill Communities Fund. All recipients of funding from Biffa Award must be enrolled
with ENTRUST as an Environmental Body (except for the Small Grants Scheme, where RSWT
acts as the EB).

ENTRUST's main responsibilities are to enrol Environmental Bodies, audit and inspect their activities to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996. From 01 April 2016 the ENTRUST levy was set at 2.96%


ENTRUST have developed a new database called ENTRUST Online (EOL). It is an online database that enables Environmental Bodies to access, update and file all your regulatory obligations and submissions. To find out more information on EOL, please follow this link
Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT)
Biffa Award is managed by the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. As well as operating as an umbrella group for the 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the UK, RSWT has a dedicated Grants Unit that has managed a variety of funding programmes, covering several environmental themes. 


Biffa is the main trading name of the Biffa Group Limited. It is publically owned and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Biffa is a leading nationwide integrated waste management business providing collection, treatment, recycling and technologically-driven energy generation services. Through the expertise of our people and investment in technology we promote and deliver sustainable waste management solutions.


ADEB is the Association of Distributive and Environmental Bodies. It was established in 1999 and is the representative body for organisations that work within the Landfill Communities Fund.

Its role is to:
o  Help, guide and support members with matters relating to the day-to-day running of the Landfill Communities Fund
o  Organise and deliver training programmes for members and other interested stakeholders
o  Promote best practice and provide a source of information for members
o  Act as a collective voice on behalf of members
o  Promote the Fund's availability and ongoing success

Environmental Bodies which award and receive grants through the Fund are welcome to join the organisation.