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Our Council is compiled of seven Councillors, including Mayor Tanya Milligan.
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On 1 July 2019 the Queensland Government will introduce a waste levy to encourage the reduction of waste generation and grow the resource recovery and recycling industry. The levy applies to 39 local governments located in the levy zone, which includes Lockyer Valley Regional Council. The Queensland Government will provide annual payments to Council in 2019/2020 to ensure there is no direct impact on the household from this levy.
The levy is part of a new strategy for Queensland to increase recycling and resource recovery and reduce waste to landfill.
The landfill levy will be applied to all major waste streams including Commercial & Industrial (C&I), Construction and Demolition (C&D), Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and regulated waste disposed of to landfills within the levy zone. The annual payment received by Council from the Queensland Government will ensure there is no direct impact or cost for MSW (household waste) kerbside wheelie bin collections or self-haul household waste taken to Council waste facilities. The levy will not be applied to clean recyclable material suitable for resource recovery and recycled. The State Government levy is set to start at $75 per tonne and will increase by $5 per tonne every July for the next five years.
The Queensland Government is encouraging all businesses and others to recycle more and waste less.
To find out more about the waste levy please visit the Queensland Government website.