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Local Government Waste Management Reforms

Queensland has State regulations that set out how councils can manage waste collection and disposal in their local government areas.

The Queensland Government is reviewing the regulations to ensure these meet the needs of councils, private waste companies, local businesses and communities.

The Local Government Waste Management Reforms Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement is open for public comment.

Local Government Waste Management Reforms Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement

It proposes two options:

Option 1 – no change.

Option 2 – amendments to the regulation that will:

  • retain local government’s ability to mandate the collection of domestic waste
  • allow local governments to designate areas for council commercial waste collection only when strict criteria are met, for example:
    • areas with a high density of both commercial and domestic residences requiring waste services
    • where there may be amenity or safety issues with multiple waste services accessing the area to undertake those collections
    • where it is in the public’s best interest.

Written submissions are due by 5pm, Monday 10 February 2020, via:



Local Government Waste Management Reforms: Consultation RIS

Office of Resource Recovery

Environmental Policy and Programs

Department of Environment and Science

PO Box 2454

Brisbane QLD 4001


Comment now


Submit your response now. Closes 10 February 2020, 05.00pm.

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Last updated
 16 December 2019

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