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Waste, dumping and litter

  • Littering and illegal dumping

    How you can help reduce the damage litter and illegal dumping is causing.

  • Plastic bag ban

    Littered plastic bags cost Queenslanders over $4 million a year in clean-up costs and pose real threats to land and marine environments. Find out how you can help reduce this waste.

  • Container Refund Scheme

    Anyone who returns an empty eligible drink container to an approved container refund point, will receive a 10-cent refund, under the Container Refund Scheme.

  • Waste and chemical disposal

    Find out strategies to manage waste disposal to limit harm to the environment.

  • Operation TORA

    The Operation TORA compliance program targets licensed and unlicensed waste operators who are not complying with their environmental obligations.

  • Waste strategy

    Information about the development of Queensland's new recycling and waste strategy, waste disposal levy and Recycling and Waste Management Stakeholder Advisory Group.


Developing Queensland's new waste strategy

The Transforming Queensland’s Recycling and Waste Industry Directions Paper is now available for public submissions.



To stay up to date on Queensland’s latest waste and recycling policy and news please subscribe to the WASTE NOTes Bulletin.

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1 June 2018
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