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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. 

 

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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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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.

Get in touch

Have a question, need some help or would like more information? We're here to help you.

News, events & stories

Last updated
07 July 2022