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How your business will be affected by the waste levy increase?

The new waste levy regulations in Australia

The Australian government has taken an initiative to increase waste levy rate. The immediate motive behind this is to fund waste management and recycling operations, recovery of valuable resources and boost KESAB litter plan of action. Protection of environment by slashing greenhouse inventory is definitely the long term objective of this program. But in addition, the levy amount so collected from license holders of waste depot enables the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to execute proposed recommendations of Environment Protection Act 1993.

Let’s have a quick glance through the current and future waste levy charges for next three years

FY

Charge for solid waste in metropolitan areas ($ per ton)

Charge for solid waste in non-metropolitan areas ($ per ton)

Waste in liquefied form ($ per KL)

2013-14

23.50

47.00

17.95

2014-15

26.00

52.00

24.00

2015-16

28.50

57.00

29.00

2016-17

31.00

62.00

35.00

for more information on the waste levy and waste management log onto www.smtwastebrokers.com.au

Some key information for you:-

Definition of metropolitan applies to the official description stated in Development Act 1993
When waste materials from metropolitan areas are disposed off at waste depots at non metropolitan location, rate which is specific for metropolitan areas will apply. For reverse process, non-metro rate can be applied, subject to application, which needs to be made through proper channel and the waste was carried by an authorized council
Non metropolitan waste council is entitled to estimate waste volume by using population based formula, provided it receives less than 10,000 ton solid waste from other non metropolitan waste depots
In case the non metropolitan depot receives more than 10,000 ton solid waste, volumetric survey method should be used to estimate waste volume