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 from 1 September 2016 to 30 June 2017 - $76 a tonne
- non-metropolitan Adelaide from 1 September 2016 to 30 June 2017 - $38 a tonne.
The Government has announced that solid waste levy is intended to rise to the following rates per tonne:
For further information, please contact Ian Harvey.
Review of the NSW Waste and Environment Levy Final Report (2012) by KPMG for the NSW EPA:
Economic effects of the South Australian solid waste levy Final Report (2015) by Deloitte Access Economics for the Australian Council of Recycling: