Queensland Waste Levy

Charitable Recycling Sector Exemption

The Queensland Government introduced a waste levy on 1 July 2019 to reduce the amount of waste disposed to landfill, and increase opportunities for resource recovery and recycling.

Charitable recycling entities that meet the eligibility criteria can apply for an exemption for waste that has been donated, but that cannot practicably be re-used, recycled or sold.

NACRO Incorporating Zero Waste Network has been engaged by the Queensland Government to provide an education and assistance package to assist eligible charitable recycling entities through the exemption application process, requirements and timeframes.

View the Department’s website and legislation >

Queensland Government – New Recycling Program Opportunities >

1 July 2020 waste levy increase deferred for six months >

The Regulation that implements the deferral has now been published >