The Queensland Government is developing a new resource, recovery and waste strategy to help reduce the disposal of waste to landfill, increase recycling rates and recover valuable resources.
The centre piece of the strategy will be a waste disposal levy to be paid by businesses in Noosa.
For more information visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/wastedisposallevy
Who is introducing the levy?
The Queensland Government is introducing the waste levy.
When does the levy commence?
It is proposed that the waste levy will commence on July 1, 2019.
What does the levy mean for households in the Noosa Shire?
The levy does not apply to domestic wheelie bin waste or self-hauled residential waste.
What does the levy mean for business?
Businesses will pay the waste levy and covers such waste as construction and demolition waste, industrial waste and municipal solid waste. For businesses to minimise paying the waste levy, they will need to reduce waste generation and recycle as much as possible.
The levy only applies to material that goes to landfill.
How much is the levy?
The proposed levy rate will start at $75 per tonne, GST ex. Higher Rates could apply for regulated waste. For more information on the proposed levy rates visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/wastedisposallevy
Where in Queensland will the levy apply?
The Queensland proposed levy zones can be viewed at: https://www.qld.gov.au/wastedisposallevy
Can I get a waste Levy exemption or discount?
It is proposed that some wastes will be exempt from the levy such as waste produced from declared natural disasters. It is also proposed that application for exemptions or discounts can be made to the State Government for waste such as items dumped on charities that cannot be used or recycled.
Please note the waste levy is an additional cost above fees currently charged by Noosa Council.