Levy legislation

On 1 July 2019, the Queensland Government released the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy, which provides the overarching framework to increase resource recovery and recycling, divert material from landfill and create new job and market development opportunities. Implementation of the strategy is supported by the waste disposal levy, which commenced on 1 July 2019.

The waste levy commenced on 1 July 2019 and is given legislative effect through the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 and Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2023.

The levy laws allow eligible organisations to apply for exemptions and discounts from the levy, as well as require other administrative notifications and declarations.

For further enquiries, email CircularEconomy@des.qld.gov.au.