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Household Waste Payment Scheme

In 2019 the Queensland Government released a new waste management and resource recovery strategy which is underpinned by the waste levy. The waste levy was introduced on 1 July 2019, along with a commitment that the levy will have no direct impact on Queensland households.

To ensure this, a range of payments are made to councils to offset the cost of household waste going to landfill.

The small proportion of Queensland households, not covered by council payments, can apply for assistance under the Household Payment Scheme if they are:

  1. households with a commercial private waste collection
  2. households with a commercial council waste collection, located at a premises that has a mix of residential and commercial uses (e.g. a block of flats with shops at the bottom).

Please read through the Scheme Guidelines to confirm your eligibility and collect the necessary documentation before proceeding with your application.

The Scheme opened on 27 September 2019 and will close to applications on 30 June 2022.

How to apply

Applications for the Household Waste Payment Scheme can be made via our online portal – to apply visit

For further information or assistance with your application, Freecall 1800 623 946.

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Last updated
7 August 2020