Waste levy

Pile of waste metal

What is the Waste Levy?

Waste Levy has recently increased $5 as from 1 Jan 2021

The State Government has introduced a landfill levy. 

What is the levy?

The levy is part of a new waste strategy for Queensland to increase recycling and resource recovery and reduce waste.

The waste levy will apply to most waste going into landfill.

It applies to all major waste streams including MSW (Municipal Solid Waste)*, Commercial and Industrial (C&I), Construction and Demolition (C&D) and regulated waste that originates from a defined levy zone or disposed into landfill within a levy zone.


Domestic waste disposal costs will not be affected by the Waste Levy - there will be no direct cost for kerbside wheelie bin collections or self-haul loads taken into Waste Facilities.


Commercial waste disposal will be affected by the Waste Levy - the intent of the levy is to reduce waste going to landfill.

Businesses are encouraged to look at how they can reduce waste, separate waste streams and recycle more to help reduce waste disposal costs.


Waste classification

Levy rate  (per tonne)

General waste: municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial; construction and demolition

$80 (excluding GST)

*The waste levy is proposed to increase by $5 on 1 July each year. More information on Levy Rates >>CLICK HERE<<

Waste levy has been incorporated into councils waste disposal fees 


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