The waste levy will apply to general waste streams - municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste, and construction and demolition waste.
The levy will also apply to regulated (or hazardous) waste – more information is available on:
- regulated waste categories–view the Environmental Protection (Regulated Waste) Amendment Regulation 2018.
- environmental management register and contaminated land register.
|Type of waste||Levy rate (per tonne) in 2019-2020 financial year|
|Treated timber sawdust and shavings||$75|
Earth contaminated with a hazardous contaminant from land recorded on the environmental management register or contaminated land register
|Regulated waste: Category 1||$155|
|Regulated waste: Category 2||$105|
|Other levyable waste||$75|
|Exemptions for specific waste||$0|
The waste levy for all classifications is proposed to increase by $5 on 1 July each year.
GST is not applied to the waste levy when a landfill operator pays the waste levy to the Queensland Government.
GST is applied to the waste levy when a landfill operator charges their customers a fee to cover their levy liability.
View a summary of levy requirements for operators—in the levy zone or in the non-levy zone.