Landfill Gate Fees are the charges imposed by the operators of municipal landfills on waste accepted for disposal at their facilities.
The EU Landfill Directive and Section 53A of the Waste Management Act, 1996 (as amended) require 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 53A(4). These are:
Inadequate implementation of Section 53A could result in:
The EPA has developed a dedicated Financial Model to assist licensees to determine and to report their compliance with Section 53A. 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 @ S53AReturns@epa.ie.
Any queries in relation to the use of the financial model also should be made via
EPA Landfill Gate Fees Financial Model
EU Landfill Directive 1999/31/EC
EU Landfill Directive (EU) 2018/850 amending Directive 1999/31/EC