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 centrepiece of the strategy will be a waste disposal levy.
CHANGES TO LOCAL WASTE DISPOSAL – WASTE LEVY INFORMATION ROAD SHOW – APRIL 2019
The introduction of the waste levy means that council will be making changes to where and when you dispose of your waste. To help you understand what this means, we’re going on the road in early April to hold drop-in information sessions.
|Monday 8 April||Tuesday 9 April|
|Lochington Rec Club from 8.30am - 10.30am|
Willows Community Hall from 12.00pm - 2.00pm
Tieri Library from 6.30pm - 8.30pm
|Springsure Memorial Hall from 7.30am - 9.30am
Rolleston Memorial Hall from 10.30am - 12.30pm
Sapphire Multi-purpose Centre Hall from 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Emerald's McIndoe Park from 6.00pm - 8.00pm
|Wednesday 10 April||Tuesday 16 April|
|Blackwater Aquatic Centre from 7.30am - 9.30am|
Dingo Hall from 10.00am - 12.00pm
Bauhinia Town Hall from 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Duaringa Library Building from 6.00pm - 8.00pm
|Bluff Community Hall from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Comet School of Arts from 5.00pm - 7.00pm
The Queensland Government is introducing the waste levy.
From 1 July 2019.
The levy does not apply to wheelie bin waste or residential waste that you take to the landfill. However, the introduction of the levy will lead to some changes in council’s transfer station and tip operations, that may have an indirect impact on people. This includes reducing the opening hours. Scroll down in the FAQ’s to find out why council needs to do this.
Business will pay a waste levy. To reduce levy charges, businesses are encouraged to reduce waste generation and recycle as much as possible. The Queensland Government has helpful resources available here.
The levy rate starts at $75.oo per tonne excluding GST. To find out more about levy rates visit the Queensland Government’s waste disposal levy page.
Some waste will be exempt from the levy, such as waste from natural disasters and waste collected from around charity bins.
The Queensland Government has more information on waste that is exempt from the levy.
Because of the introduction of the waste levy, council needs greater control and monitoring over the waste that is left at tips and transfer stations. To do this it will be fencing and restricting access to some facilities from 1 July 2019.
Unfortunately, this may be the case. Find out more about illegal dumping and how to report illegal dumping.
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