Waste levy and your business
The Queensland Government introduced a levy on waste going to landfill from 1 July 2019.
The landfill operator may pass this levy on to their customers, normally through adjustment of gate fees.
Consider how your business can reduce, separate and recycle waste, to reduce the cost of sending waste to landfill.
Speak with your waste service provider to find out more about any changes to your waste collection services, including what recycling options are available.
Waste service providers are encouraged to talk with landfill operators about the levy and business operations.
Free advice on reducing waste
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's ecoBiz program provides free on-site waste assessments to help Queensland businesses reduce waste generated, optimise recycling and limit waste sent to landfill. ecoBiz can also review your energy and water usage, and identify opportunities to implement initiatives to cut costs, reduce carbon emissions and be more sustainable.
- Read our waste management tips for business.
- Last reviewed: 9 Feb 2021
- Last updated: 16 Nov 2022