[GRRN] National Landfill tipping fees

John Reindl (reindl@co.dane.wi.us)
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 14:33:31 -0600

Norway has just adopted a national landfill tipping fee of 300
kroner (about $40) per metric tonn on waste being landfilled,
with a sliding scale fee of 75 to 300 kroner per tonn of waste
incinerated. The primary purpose of the tax is to reduce the
global greenhouse effect of solid waste management, discouraging
landfilling, and increasing waste reduction and recycling.

In a background report on Green Taxes, Norway says that national
landfill fees are also in place in several other countries,
including Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France,
Italy and parts of Belgium and Germany.

I am a little familiar with the national landfill taxes in Denmark
and Great Britain, but not the other countries. Can anyone supply
additional information or sources of information?

Thanks much,

John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, WI


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