We chose to divert money that is generated by Landfilll tax to local charties. The charites have to be registered with entrust to allow them to qualilfy for funding.
We donate a small percentage of the money ourselves, this money would otherwise go to the goverment. The charities we have given to are:
- The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust – currently received over £450,000
- Brinkworth Chuch Roof Fund
- Somerford Football Club
Although we recycle the majority of the waste that enters our site, there is still always a proportion that cannot be recycled. For this waste we need a Landfill to dispose of the leftover materials adequately. We have been Landfilling on our site for the past twenty five years. In September 2010 we received our most recent extension to the existing Landfill; this allowed us to continue our business whilst we strive to find even greener solutions. We have planning permission for our own renewable energy plant on site and once this is up and running, the amount of waste heading to landfill will be even more drastically reduced.