The Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Levy Act 2007 provides for a landfill levy to be applied to waste received at metropolitan landfills and metropolitan waste received at landfills outside the metropolitan area. The objectives of the landfill levy are twofold:
- to act as an economic instrument to reduce waste to landfill by increasing the price of landfill disposal
- to generate funds for a range of environmental purposes.
In accordance with the WARR legislation, not less than 25% of the forecast levy amount in each year is allocated by the Minister for Environment to the WARR Account. Funds in the WARR Account are used for programmes relating to waste management, reduction, reuse and recycling as well as to support the operations of the Waste Authority and the implementation of the WARR and WARR Levy Acts and associated regulations.
Current Levy Rates
per cubic metre
|January 2010 - current||$28||$12|
|1 July 2009 - 31 December 2009||$8||$3|
|1 July 2008 - 30 June 2009||$7||$3|
|1 October 2006 - 30 June 2008||$6||$3|
|1 July 1998 - 30 September 2006||$3||$1 per tonne|
Contact the Waste Management Branch at DEC.
Telephone: 6467 5321 or 6467 5310
A 2011 paper by Paul Schollum through the University. The key purpose of the Landfill Levy in Western Australia is to set the price of landfill so that alternatives such as recycling are more cost competitive. Ideally, the value of the Landfill Levy should be equal to the environmental costs of landfill (otherwise known as landfill externalities). This dissertation has estimated the value of landfill externalities in the Perth Metropolitan Region.