Exemptions for disaster waste

The Department of Environment and Science may identify disaster waste as a levy exempt waste when it is notified by a local council of a serious local event or a disaster is declared under the Disaster Management Act 2003.

Exempt waste declarations currently in effect:

Local government area

Waste disposal sites

Exempt Waste

Exempt Period

State of Queensland1
  • Not applicable
  • No waste is disaster management waste
  • 22 March - ongoing

1 State-declared disaster on 22 March 2020. Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science (PDF, 125 KB)