Regulations published for Qld waste levy increase deferral

1 July 2020 waste levy increase deferred for six months

To assist businesses in dealing with the financial impacts of COVID-19, the Queensland Government will be deferring the increase of waste levy rates originally scheduled to take effect from 1 July 2020.

A six month deferral to 1 January 2021 has been approved.

This means the levy will stay at $75 per tonne for general waste, and $105 and $155 per tonne for hazardous (regulated) wastes until 31 December 2020.

The Regulation that implements the deferral of the Queensland Waste Levy has now been published and is available here

Further information

  • About the waste levy, please visit the Queensland Government website
  • About COVID-19 support for businesses, please visit the Queensland Government’s dedicated business website here.

Landfill operators in Queensland’s levy zone

Further information on the deferral and what it means for levy obligations and processes will  be provided.

This information was issued by the Qld Office of Resource Recovery, Environmental Policy and Programs.

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