Press Release 

Qld Govt New Waste Tax Impacts Business & to Residents

Moreton Bay businesses will face disposal rates of $212 per tonne as the local economy absorbs the introduction of the state government’s New Waste Tax according to The Hill & Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc.   Similar charges will be applied in Brisbane City.

The Queensland Government’s new Waste Tax Levy came into effect on July 1 with the accompanying rate of disposal to begin at $75 per tonne and then rising by $5 per year for the first four years of the program. 

The Hills and District Chamber of Commerce Inc Advocacy Chair, Brian Battersby said the levy will have an adverse impact on households and businesses already facing a slowing economy.  This is despite Qld Govt saying they will ensure the new Tax will not impact households.

“Every commercial operator needs to dispose of some non-recyclable waste, and no-one argues paying refuse site costs and the need for even more emphasis on recycling. 

“However, this is a new and direct tax on business that they will need to pass on to the residential community.   

“For smaller commercial refuse quantities based on weight or type lower minimum charges apply, but they all still include part of the $75 per tonne new tax“.  

The Hills & District Chamber of Commerce Inc notes residential vehicles going the Moreton Bay Refuse Collection centres will need to pass a load contents explanation to retain their no-cost to dump which is subject to certain conditions and BCC has vouchers again conditions will apply.  

Photo Opportunity – The Hills & District Chamber of Commerce Inc  will be arranging for a quantity of Tradies to be at a location with Waste Tax quantities on their vehicles and explaining (with signage $ examples) of the financial impact to them, that they will need to pass onto the community through their fees.

Any enquiries to Brian Battersby 

Executive Member of The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc.

(also) Chair of the Advocacy Committee 

Email brian@battersby.id.au  Mobile 0418 878 508

Leonard Whittaker

Leonard Whittaker is the Principal of Action Cycle Learning, member of the Chamber Executive, and Chamber Secretary.