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Waste & Recycling


Construction Clients

22k (£)

Claim Value

226m (£)

Tax Relief Paid
to Sector in 2022

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Waste & Recycling
Tax Services

Funding Types

Land Remediation Relief
Research & Development Tax Credits
Stamp Duty Land Tax

Average Payout Time

6 - 12 Weeks

Eligible Activities

Land Remediation Relief

  • The removal of contaminated soil from a construction site

  • The treatment of contaminated groundwater

  • The construction of a containment system to prevent the spread of contamination

  • The restoration of a site to its original condition after remediation

Research & Development Tax Credits

  • Developing new or improved methods for waste treatment and disposal

  • Developing new or improved methods for recycling and recovering resources from waste

  • Developing new or improved waste management equipment

  • Developing new or improved methods for reducing the environmental impact of waste

Stamp Duty Land Tax Refunds

  • The purchase of a new build property

  • The purchase of a property that has been substantially renovated

  • The purchase of a property that is being used for business purposes

  • The purchase of a property that is being used for charitable purposes

Please note, that this is not an exhaustive list and if you are unsure whether your activities qualify, please feel free to contact us to find out more.

Key Contacts

Shadique Gani RDI Solutions

Shadique Gani


Fred Hughes RDI Solutions

Fred Hughes

Head of Sales

Lee Cavanagh RDI Solutions

Lee Cavanagh

Tax Incentive Consultant

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What Expenses Can a Waste & Recycling Business Claim Back?

The Waste & Recycling industry encompasses activities related to the collection, processing, and management of waste materials with a focus on recycling, resource recovery, and sustainable waste management practices.
Successfully claiming tax refunds can bring several benefits to this sector:

Infrastructure Development
Tax refunds can be used to develop and upgrade waste management infrastructure, including recycling facilities, composting sites, and waste-to-energy plants. Upgraded infrastructure improves the efficiency of waste processing, increases recycling rates, and reduces the environmental impact of waste disposal.

Technology and Equipment Upgrades
Tax refunds provide financial resources for investing in advanced waste management technologies and equipment. This includes upgrading sorting systems, waste collection vehicles, and recycling machinery. Upgraded technology and equipment improve waste processing efficiency, increase recycling capacity, and enhance resource recovery.

Research and Development (R&D)
Tax refunds can support investment in R&D initiatives focused on developing innovative waste management techniques, recycling technologies, and sustainable waste treatment processes. R&D investments drive advancements in waste reduction, recycling methods, and environmental sustainability.

Compliance with Environmental Regulations
Tax refunds can be allocated to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and waste management standards. This includes investments in pollution control measures, waste treatment systems, and environmental monitoring. Compliance with regulations helps mitigate environmental risks and enhances the industry's reputation.

Workforce Training and Safety
Tax refunds can support training programs for waste management personnel, focusing on safety practices, proper waste handling, and recycling procedures. Well-trained employees contribute to efficient waste management operations, reduce workplace accidents, and promote a culture of safety and environmental stewardship.

Promotion of Recycling and Circular Economy
Tax refunds can be utilised to promote recycling initiatives, increase public awareness about waste reduction, and encourage the adoption of sustainable consumption and production practices. Such efforts contribute to the development of a circular economy, where waste is minimised, and resources are conserved through recycling and reuse.

Innovation in Waste-to-Energy and Sustainable Practices
Tax refunds can be used to support innovation in waste-to-energy technologies and sustainable waste treatment processes. This includes investments in renewable energy generation from waste, waste-to-biogas systems, and the development of sustainable waste management models. Innovative approaches enhance energy recovery, reduce landfill dependence, and contribute to a greener future.

Successfully claiming tax refunds in the Waste & Recycling industry supports infrastructure development, technology upgrades, R&D, environmental compliance, workforce training, promotion of recycling, and innovation in waste-to-energy and sustainable practices. These benefits contribute to the efficient management of waste, resource recovery, environmental protection, and the overall sustainability of the industry.

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We are RDI Solutions
The UK's number one tax refund specialist for the Waste & Recycling industry

Our Tax Services for the Waste & Recycling Sector

Our in-house expert Land Remediation, Research & Development and Stamp Duty Land Tax consultants can help you to identify which government tax schemes you are eligible for and to make the most of what's available.

A government tax incentive that can be claimed by any business that has to clean up contaminated land in the UK.


A government tax incentive that can be claimed by any business that invests in Research and Development.

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A government tax incentive that can be claimed by anyone that has bought an eligible property in the UK.

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