In 2019 the Queensland Government released the waste management and resource recovery strategy which is underpinned by the waste levy.
The waste levy was introduced on 1 July 2019, along with a commitment that the levy will have no direct impact on Queensland households.
To ensure this, payments have been made to councils to offset the cost of household waste going to landfill.
The small proportion of Queensland households, not covered by council payments, can apply for assistance under the Household Waste Payment Scheme if they are:
- households with a commercial private waste collection
- households with a commercial council waste collection, located at a premises that has a mix of residential and commercial uses (e.g. a block of flats with shops at the bottom).
Read the guidelines below to confirm your eligibility and understand the necessary documentation before proceeding with your application.