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New waste levy for ACT

July 10, 2019

New waste levy for ACT

The ACT Government announced in June that a new levy on disposal of waste will be introduced.

The levy will initially be a 2019-20 gate fee increase for waste disposal, applied to commercial customers who drop-off waste to be landfilled at ACT Government facilities. All legislative fees will be indexed by 2.5%, plus an additional approximate 7% for commercial waste. Full details of the fees are available on the TCCS website.

The waste levy will be charged as a fee increase at ACT Government operated transfer stations and landfill facilities as an interim measure, while further work is undertaken to investigate policy and design options for a broader waste levy in the ACT, enacted through legislative change and regulatory reform.