Landfill Gate Fees

Welcome to the Landfill Gate Fees Reporting Page

The Landfill Directive and Section 53(A) of the Waste Management Act, 1996 (as amended) requires that the price charged for disposal of waste in a landfill must not be less than the total costs necessary for the three purposes set out in Section 53(A)(4). These are:

  1. the costs incurred by the operator in the acquisition or development, or both (as the case may be), of the facility,
  2. the costs of operating the facility during the relevant period (including the costs of making any financial provision under section 53), and
  3. the estimated costs, during a period of not less than 30 years or such greater period as may be prescribed, of the closure, restoration, remediation or aftercare of the facility.

Non implementation of Section 53(A) could result in:

  • the impediment to the development of waste infrastructure higher up the waste hierarchy,
  • breach of the polluter pays principle,
  • landfills closing with inadequate provision for closure & aftercare


Landfill Gate Fees Financial Model

The EPA has developed a dedicated financial model to facilitate and streamline the reporting to the EPA of compliance with Section 53(A).  Landfill operators are required to complete the financial model in full, and submit this to the EPA annually. Electronic submittal of the financial model will facilitate compliance with waste licence reporting requirements. There is no need to submit a paper copy.

The completed financial model must be emailed to the EPA @

Any queries in relation to the use of the financial model also should be made via


Financial Model

Workshop EPA presentation

Workshop Aria presentation

Worked example of a Financial Model presented at the workshop on the 01st March 2012 (based on the draft financial model issued for consultation)