Waste levy

Pile of waste metal

What is the Waste Levy?

The State Government introduced a landfill levy from 1 July 2019. 

The levy is part of a 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.

About the Waste Levy     COST - Waste Levy Rates


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 levy has been incorporated into councils waste disposal fees