There has been outcry in that the government have reneged on promises to local authorities that the landfill tax would create grants for them to invest in waste management machinery.
Manchester, UK (PRWEB) March 31, 2010
TopTriangle.com, the brand that owns TopSkips.com – the first ever online nationwide skip hire company – has greeted news on the Governments 2010/2011 Landfill Tax Review with mixed reactions, as news was released that the £8 per tonne a year hike will continue until 2014.
Although the Landfill Tax escalator sees the cost to dispose of waste increase, it is also forcing skip hire and waste management companies across the UK to prevent as much waste as possible ending up in the quickly diminishing landfill sites.
TopTriangle.com founder, Mark Attwood said “Post recession, skip hire companies are still cutting back on spending – so if they can save tonnes of waste from going to landfill each week and save money, they will.”
“Plus, it kick starts new advances in the waste recycling plant industry. With more demand for recycling, reducing and renewing waste, more money, effort and skills are being putting into engineering new equipment and producing innovations in recycling plant.”
The big victims of these increases, however, are local authorities who are under pressure to deal with domestic waste that cannot be recycled – forcing them to hike up council tax rates.
Mark, who is also the publisher of the national trade magazine for the skip hire industry, The Skip, continues, "There has been outcry in that the government have reneged on promises to local authorities that the landfill tax would create grants for them to invest in waste management machinery."
“The Government had pledged to give back revenues raised from the landfill tax back to local authorities in the Landfill Grant scheme. If the Government gave financial support for local authorities to invest in recycling and composting infrastructure then it would swallow up the extra cost that authorities have to pay on landfill tax for waste disposal. However the rise in tax is outweighing any contribution from the Government which is something that they should take a serious look at."