A levy of $75 per tonne on waste going to landfill will begin on 1 July 2019.
This is part of a new waste strategy for Queensland—creating a future where waste is avoided, reused and recycled to the greatest possible extent.
The levy will encourage business and industry to reduce, reuse and recycle more, only sending waste that cannot be recovered to landfill.
Residents are encouraged to do their bit by reducing household waste and recycling more.
For more information on the waste levy, go to the Queensland Government website (www.qld.gov.au/waste-disposal-levy)