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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)
  • Mundunberra Waste Management Facility (C115438)

Gladstone Regional Council

  • Benaraby Regional Landfill (C102036)
Disaster management waste13 November 2019 up to and including 12 May 2020
Toowoomba Regional Council5

Toowoomba Regional Council

  • Toowoomba Waste Management Centre (C111058)
  • Construction and demolition waste

  • Food spoil
  • White goods, plant and machinery, domestic, commercial and rural waste items

27 November 2019 up to and including 24 December 2019

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 Serious local event exemption made by Toowoomba Regional Council.