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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

Scenic Rim1

Scenic Rim

  • Central Waste Management Facility (C108656)

Logan City

  • Browns Plains Waste and Recycling Facility (C102159)

City of Gold Coast

  • Reedy Creek Commercial Waste and Recycling Centre (C102531)
  • Stapylton Commercial Domestic Waste and Recycling Centre (C102418)
  • Stapylton Green Energy (BMI) – Stapylton Landfill (C162683)

Brisbane City

  • Bemcove Pty Ltd (BMI) – Acacia Ridge (C113311)

Ipswich City

  • Remondis Australia Pty Ltd – Remondis Swanbank Landfill (C108533)
  • Cleanaway Solid Waste Pty Ltd – Cleanaway Waste Management (New Chum) (C110988)
  • Veolia Environmental Service (Australia) Pty Ltd and JJ Richards Ti Tree Pty Ltd – Ti Tree Bioenergy (C114122)

Disaster management waste

7 September 2019 up to and including 6 March 2020

Noosa Shire Council2

Noosa Shire Council

  • Eumundi Road Landfill (C109849)

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

  • Caloundra Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre (C109603)
  • Nambour Resource and Recovery Centre (C109726)

Gympie Regional Council

  • Gympie Waste Management Facility (C102777)

Disaster management waste

8 November 2019 up to and including 7 May 2020
Livingstone Shire Council3

Livingstone Shire Council

  • Yeppoon Landfill (C108892)

Isaac Regional Council

  • Clermont Resource Recovery Centre (C113557)
  • Dysart Resource Recovery Centre (C113939)
  • Glenden Resource Recovery Centre (C113670)
  • Moranbah Resource Recovery Centre (C113434)

Rockhampton Regional Council

  • Lakes Creek Road Landfill (C109085)

Disaster management waste

9 November 2019 up to and including 8 May 2020
Bundaberg Regional Council4

Bundaberg Regional Council

  • Bundaberg Regional Landfill (C104771)
  • Bundaberg Waste Management Facility (C104894)
  • Childers Waste Management Facility (C104917)
  • Qunaba Waste Management Facility (C105100)
  • Tirroan Waste Management Facility (C105223)

Fraser Coast Regional Council

  • Granville Landfill (C100537)
  • Maryborough Landfill (C100896)
  • Tinana Landfill (C100919)
  • Toogoom Landfill (C100773)

North Burnett Regional Council

  • Biggenden Waste Management Facility (C114986)
  • Eidsvold Waste Management Facility (C1158056)
  • Gayndah Waste Management Facility (C115179)
  • Monto Waste Management Facility (C115315)
  • Mt Perry Waste Management Facility (C115292)
  • Munduberra Waste Management Facility (C115438)

Gladstone Regional Council

  • Benaraby Regional Landfill (C102036)
Disaster management waste 13 November 2019 up to and including 12 May 2020
All local government areas in New South Wales, but limited to waste generated by the NSW bushfires and transported by contractors and/or transporters authorised by the NSW Environmental Protection Agency5
  • Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd and JJ Richards Ti Tree Pty Ltd Champions Way, WILLOWBANK QLD 4306 (C114122)
  • Stapylton Green Energy (BMI), 215 Burnside Road, STAPYLTON QLD 4207 (C162683)
  • Declared exempt waste in exceptional circumstances – disaster management waste
22 January 2020 up to and including 21 July 2020
Western Downs Regional Council 6
  • Bell Waste Disposal Facility (C106157)
  • Ducklo Waste Disposal Facility (C106898)
  • Tara Waste Disposal Facility (C107722)
  • Wandoan Waste Disposal Facility (C107845)
  • Warra Waste Disposal Facility (C108038)
  • Winfields Road Waste Management Centre (C183937) Jandowae
  • White goods, floor coverings, building waste and other materials from inundated properties
  • Debris, damaged properties and flood-affected waste washed to public areas
  • Spoiled food from extended power outages
9 February 2020 up to including 13 March 2020

1 State-declared disaster on 7 September 2019. Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science (PDF, 550KB).

2 State-declared disaster on 8 November 2019. Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science (PDF, 228KB).

3 State-declared disaster on 9 November 2019. Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science (PDF, 231KB).

4 State-declared disaster on 13 November 2019. Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science (PDF, 136KB).

5 Declared disaster waste on 22 January 2020 in relation to bushfires on 2 January 2020 pursuant to section 33 of the State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 (the NSW Act). Exemption made by the Department of Environment and Science (PDF, 431KB).

Serious local event exemption made by Western Downs Regional Council