Waste Levy

The Waste to Resources Fund is made up primarily of 50% of the levy paid by waste depot licence holders under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

The levy is collected by the Environment Protection Authority, and a portion is transferred to the Waste to Resources Fund, which Zero Waste SA draws on to achieve its objectives.

The solid waste levy is as follows:

  • metropolitan Adelaide - $57 a tonne
  • non-metropolitan Adelaide - $28.50 a tonne.

For further information, please contact Ian Harvey.

Reference documents

Review of the NSW Waste and Environment Levy Final Report (2012) by KPMG for the NSW EPA:
http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/resources/wasteregulation/waste-levy-review-report.pdf

Economic effects of the South Australian solid waste levy Final Report (2015) by Deloitte Access Economics for the Australian Council of Recycling:
http://www.acor.org.au/uploads/2/1/5/4/21549240/sa_waste_levy_final_report.pdf