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Queensland Waste Data System

The Queensland Waste Data System (QWDS) is a web-based system for operators to report on all their waste data requirements. Operators have the ability to log into QWDS using a secure log in and enter in required information.

Login to QWDS

What can be reported through QWDS:

Data return/survey Who applies toWhenWhat
Monthly Summary return Levy zone – all landfill operators

Non-levy zone – operators that received waste from a levy zone in that levy period*.
By the last business day of the next month after a levy period

Summary information of all waste and other materials coming onto the waste disposal site

These commence Aug 19 and replace quarterly returns

User guide and explainer videos

Monthly detailed data return Levy zone – operators that are required to hold an Environmental Authority to receive >10,000 tonnes p.a*.

Non-levy zone -  operators that are required to hold an Environmental Authority to receive >10,000 tonnes p.a and receive >=50 tonnes in that levy period
By the last business day of the next month after a levy period

Detailed information of all waste and other materials coming onto the waste disposal site

User guide and explainer video

Volumetric survey Levy zone – required for all existing and new sites

Non-levy zone – operators that receive >=300 tonnes of levyable waste from 1 July – 31 Dec 2019

From 2020 onwards operators that receive >600 tonnes of levyable waste in the previous calendar year for existing sites and new cells 
Levy zone – Baseline due by 31 August 2019

Then annually by 31 July#

For any new site/cell by the end of the following month in which the survey is carried out

Non-levy zone – by 31 July in following year 
Size and content of the waste disposal site
Annual waste survey Those identified by the department as operators who receive, sort, recycle, treat or dispose of waste above a threshold prescribed under a regulation and are part of a sector of entities Annually by 31 August Information on how much waste an entity receives, sorts, recycles, treats or disposes off

* Please refer to the Exemption applications page if you consider your business may be eligible for a levy an exemption.

# This requirement does not apply to small sites holding an environmental authority to dispose less than 2,000 tonnes of waste per year, until 1 June 2022.

More information and resources

Monthly summary data return user guides:

Duration 2:48

Duration hh:mm:ss

Monthly detailed data return user guide:

Duration 2:15

If you require access to QWDS, please complete the below forms and submit to Enquiries.QWDS@des.qld.gov.au.