Waste management is a community issue as well as a commercial enterprise and a social necessity.
That's why we work closely with local community groups at each of our sites. Constructive input from local groups is not only welcomed and valued but actively solicited.
Our community-based initiatives have led to the landscaping and screening of sites to minimise and even enhance visual impact. Where traffic re-routing is necessary we work hard to ensure that the solutions we implement disturb and disrupt local people as little as possible.
The extent of tree planting on and around sites is normally far in excess of the minimum requirements. Our policy is to take into account the priorities of neighbouring landowners and residents who are invited to participate in regular meetings.
In 1996 the Government introduced a tax on waste sent to landfill sites, partly as a means of helping to reduce the amount of waste going into the ground but also to promote a shift in favour of more environmentally sustainable methods of waste management. LCF allocates funds to projects that bring benefit to local communities within ten miles of any active landfill site, helping to offset some of the negative impacts of living very close to a landfill site.
At the same time a tax credit scheme was introduced, known as the Landfill Communities Fund, allowing Landfill Operators (LOs) to claim a credit against a percentage of their landfill tax liability.
The Landfill Communities Fund is regulated by ENTRUST, the body set up by HM Revenue and Customs. Environmental Bodies are responsible for delivering projects or distributing funds to projects. All projects have to be registered with ENTRUST and must comply with the Landfill Tax Regulations (as amended).
Grundon contributes its Landfill Tax Credits to a number of Distributive Environmental Bodies (DEBs) that will ensure the funds are used to support community and environmental projects within the company’s operating area.
If you belong to an organisation that seeks funding for a community and / or environmental project, please check via the ENTRUST web site that your project is likely to qualify for Landfill Community Funding: http://www.entrust.org.uk/
- then e-mail your request to Stephen Roscoe, Technical Director at: