Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

4 February 2021

Roger Jaensch, Minister for Environment and Parks

Waste Levy for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government has today released its draft Waste and Resource Recovery Bill for public consultation, which will allow for the introduction of a waste levy in Tasmania.

The Bill also provides for the formation of a Waste and Resource Recovery Board to oversee Tasmania’s long term waste strategy, and allocate funds raised by the levy.

The Government is proposing to introduce a waste levy from November 1 2021.

To ensure businesses and local government have ample time to plan for the future, it is proposed that introduction of the levy will be staggered over four years, starting at $20 per tonne and rising to $60 after four years.

The levy will provide an incentive to divert waste from landfill and funding for innovative waste and resource recovery initiatives to help build a circular economy in Tasmania, supporting the creation of new jobs and businesses.

The introduction of a waste levy is a key action from Tasmania’s draft Waste Action Plan.

Public consultation on the draft Bill will close on Friday 12 March 2021.

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