The Waste and Resource Recovery Act 2022 was recently passed through the Tasmanian Parliament, supporting the Government’s vision for future waste and resource recovery in Tasmania.
As a result of the legislation, the Tasmanian Government is now imposing a landfill levy on landfill operators, including Council’s that operates landfills.
The levy will be paid to the Department of the Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, who will administer the levy and ensure compliance with all levy regulations.
The landfill levy is a fee placed on waste sent to landfills from 1 July 2022.
To cover the additional cost for the levy imposed on Council, the waste management charge listed on Council rate notices includes an additional $31.00.
Further information regarding the landfill Levy can be found at www.nre.tas.gov.au