Waste utility charges

Brisbane City Council provides a wide range of waste management activities, including general waste service provision (collection and disposal), street sweeping, litter collection, cleansing parks and footpaths, education programs and the provision of waste management facilities.

In order for Council to provide these services, it raises revenue through waste charges on properties and in other ways, including fees at Council's resource recovery centres.

For further information on Waste Utility Charges, refer to Section 9 (Waste Utility Charges) of Council's Annual Plan and Budget 2020-21.

From 1 July 2019, commercial rates accounts will include a charge associated with the Queensland Government’s Waste Disposal Levy.

In addition to the annual Budget resolution, there is a more detailed document, Waste Management Technical Notes (Word - 113kb), that explains how Council calculates, applies, alters and/or withdraws Waste Utility Charges from premises.

Last updated: 14 September 2020
Topics: waste

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