How the Landfill Communities Fund works

Landfill Operators (LOs) based in England and Northern Ireland pay Landfill tax to HM Revenue & Customs on every tonne of waste that they dispose of in a landfill site.

The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is an innovative tax credit scheme operating in England and Northern Ireland, which 'offsets' some of the negative impacts of living in the vicinity of a landfill site for affected communities.

Under the LCF, LOs based in England and Northern Ireland are able to pay a proportion of their Landfill tax liability to not-for-profit organisations which deliver projects for the benefit of communities and the environment in the vicinity of a landfill site.  In order to receive LCF funds directly from a LO these not for profit organisations must become enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs).

ENTRUST can provide a range of services to LOs to help them fulfil their obligations under the LCF scheme. Further information is available in the 'Information for Landfill Operators (LOs)' page of the website.

The LCF scheme is no longer available in Wales. For enquiries or more information about the new Welsh Landfill Disposals Tax Community Scheme (LDTCS) which came into operation on 1 April 2018 please contact the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).

The LCF scheme is no longer available in Scotland. For enquiries about the new Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (SLCF) or more information on the SLCF please contact the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

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This video provides an introduction to the Fund:

An Introduction to ENTRUST

An overview of the Landfill Communities Fund.