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Sanitary Landfill Tax

This tax is levied upon the owner or operator of every sanitary landfill facility located in New Jersey on all solid waste accepted for disposal on or after January 1, 1982. In addition, the owner or operator must make a monthly payment of $1 per ton or $0.30 per cubic yard for the host community benefit surcharge for all solid waste accepted for disposal.

The tax rate is $0.50 per ton or $0.15 per cubic yard on all solid waste accepted for disposal. The tax rate for solid waste in liquid form is $0.002 per gallon.

Disposition of Revenues
All tax revenues are credited to the Sanitary Landfill Facility Contingency Fund, administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, established to ensure the proper closure and operation of sanitary landfill facilities in this State.

Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/20/14

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