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Regulations: Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Regulations 2008

Levy calculation

Amendments to the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Levy Regulations 2008 and the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Regulations 2008 to take effect from 1 July 2016, aim to improve the accuracy of weight and volume estimations of waste received and disposed to landfill premises and enable more accurate calculation of the landfill levy.

Landfill levy increase amendments

The gazetted amendments implement set out increases to the landfill levy over a five year period. The increases to the levy are intended to have the effect of promoting resource recovery and discouraging the disposal of waste to landfill, which are objectives of the Western Australian Waste Strategy, published in March 2012.

Disposal of waste amendments

The gazetted amendments exempt the proper disposal of waste asbestos from the Levy Regulations. The amendments insert a new category of waste to be exempted which covers asbestos containing material which means "any manufactured material or thing that, as part of its design, contains asbestos". This category does not include waste materials with asbestos contamination, such as asbestos contaminated rubble, debris or soil.