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Levy legislation

The Queensland Government is developing a new waste management and resource recovery strategy to increase recycling and recovery and create new jobs. The strategy will be underpinned by the waste levy.

The amending provisions to re-introduce the waste levy are available to view in the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Act 2019, which received royal assent on 21 February 2019.

The provisions will be added to the existing Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011 on commencement on 1 July 2019.

On 21 March 2019, the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Waste Levy) Amendment Regulation 2019 was approved. It provides more detail on requirements to implement the waste levy.

The provisions will be added to the existing Waste Reduction and Recycling Regulation 2011 on commencement on 1 July 2019.

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

With the Regulation now approved, forms and templates to complete these will be available on this website as soon as possible. For further enquiries, email wastelevy@des.qld.gov.au.

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