The Queensland Government is developing a new resource recovery and waste strategy to increase recycling and recovery and create new jobs. The strategy will be underpinned by a waste disposal levy which is proposed to commence on 4 March 2019.
WMAA QLD Branch and National Office will be reviewing the proposal thoroughly in order to prepare a feedback submission ahead of the closing date of 15 October 2018. WMAA is holding this Members only briefing on this issue to seek your feedback.
Details of the waste levy can be found
The Bill provides for Queensland to be divided into a levy zone and a non-levy zone. The proposed levy zone includes 38 out of 77 local government areas. This covers around 90 per cent of Queensland’s population and is where the majority of waste is generated and disposed.
Proposed levy rates are:
||Levy rate (per tonne)
|General waste: municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial; construction and demolition
|Regulated waste: Category 1
|Regulated waste: Category 2
The waste levy for all classifications is proposed to increase by $5 on 1 January each year until 2022.
This event is a free Members Only event.