Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (70)

Gerald Nash

Question:

70. Deputy Ged Nash asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the estimated revenue that could be raised from raising the landfill levy by €5, €10 and €15 per tonne respectively in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39912/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

Estimated projections are shown in the table below. These are based on the actual leviable tonnes of waste to landfill from 2016 – 2019, from the published audited accounts available at  www.gov.ie/en/publication/f6b84-environment-fund-accounts/. The projected figures are approximate and do not take into account a wide range of variables such as varying degrees of behavioural change arising from different levels of increase, late interest payments, etc. The figures have been prepared as an approximate forecast only and do not necessarily reflect potential future increases to the landfill levy.

Year

Quantity for which Levy Applies (€75 per tonne)

Estimated projection -additional €5

Estimated projection -additional €10

Estimated projection -additional €15

2016

   608,388

€48,671,058

€51,712,999

€54,754,940

2017

   495,131

€39,610,444

€42,086,097

€44,561,750

2018

   250,143

€20,011,432

€21,262,147

€22,512,861

2019

   117,127

€9,370,131

€9,955,764

€10,541,398

Question No. 71 answered with Question No. 69.