In early 2019 the Queensland Government will introduce these levies on all non-household waste disposal at landfill under its new resource recovery and waste strategy which is targeted at businesses and local councils.
The Government’s aims are to motivate more recycling and recovery of waste and support industry innovation through stimulating investment in industry infrastructure and to create new jobs.
The levy will support funding for:
- Infrastructure or machinery up to $5 million on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
- Incentives to develop new large-scale facilities.
- Support of advanced feasibility studies for innovative resource recovery, recycling and waste management projects.
Currently Queensland imposes no disposal levies and receives the most interstate waste, while recovery levels are well below the State average, and mainly focused on reducing contaminants from waste.
The levy is being designed by a Recycling and Waste Management Stakeholder Advisory Group under the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
More at https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/management/waste/strategy