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.
Domestic waste disposal costs are currently not affected by the Waste Levy - currently its not affecting costs 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
Where to find help?
The ecoBiz program is a free initiative funded by the Queensland Government that helps businesses save money across their energy, water and waste bills by providing free tailored advice on reducing business waste, energy and water. www.ecobiz.cciq.com.au
Planet Ark Business Recycling provides useful tips for reducing waste. www.businessrecycling.com.au
Learn more: Visit www.qld.gov.au/wastedisposal-levy for more on Queensland’s waste levy.