UK Waste Management:
Defra commissioned Enviros and Nabarro Nathanson (as Enviros’ legal subcontractor) to provide a Model Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS) Trading Agreement to assist UK local authorities in drawing up formal contracts when trading their allowances
The Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS) is one of the UK government’s key measures to reduce the amount of biodegradable municipal waste going to landfill. The scheme will see progressive reductions in the amount of biodegradable municipal waste that Waste Disposal Authorities can landfill.
The diversion of biodegradable municipal waste from landfill is a key objective under the Landfill Directive. By 2010, biodegradable municipal waste going to landfill must be 75% of the amount disposed in 1995 – by 2013, this is reduced to 50% and, by 2020, to 35%.
The Model Contract is available on the DEFRA web site: