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Household Waste Payment Scheme

A range of payments are made to councils to offset the cost of household waste going to landfill. A small proportion of households not covered by council payments can apply for the Household Waste Payment Scheme. 

QRIDA Program

Important update - Scheme administration from 1 July 2024

Please note: From 1 July 2024, the administration of the Household Waste Payment Scheme will transition from the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) to the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation (DESI). 

Information about this scheme will remain accessible and open to applications through QRIDA’s website until 30 June 2024.

All scheme applicants will be notified about the upcoming changes, and this webpage will be updated with links to the revised scheme guidelines and a new application portal on DESI’s website on or before 1 July 2024. 

Scheme Information

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:

  1. households with a commercial private waste collection
  2. 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.

Important update - Scheme administration from 1 July 2024

Please note: From 1 July 2024, the administration of the Household Waste Payment Scheme will transition from the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) to the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation (DESI). 

Information about this scheme will remain accessible and open to applications through QRIDA’s website until 30 June 2024.

All scheme applicants will be notified about the upcoming changes, and this webpage will be updated with links to the revised scheme guidelines and a new application portal on DESI’s website on or before 1 July 2024. 

Scheme Information

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:

  1. households with a commercial private waste collection
  2. 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.

Apply now

Applications close 30 June 2026. Read the guidelines and apply online here.

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Last updated: 03 June 2024