Landfill Levy Data Recording and Reporting

​​​The draft Data Recording and Reporting Guidelines (issued under section 57 of the Act) below are issued to support the Waste Resource and Recovery Act 2022 (which was passed by Parliament in March 2022). There are separate guidelines for landfills, and for resource recovery facilities. They include information about data and reporting requirements, landfill levy returns and movement records, and volumetric surveys. ​​​​

The below draft guidelines were provided to key stakeholders for consultation and feedback was sought during June 2022:

 Guideline - Data Recording and Reporting - Landfills (PDF 633Kb)

 Guideline - Data Recording and Reporting - Resource Recovery Facilities (PDF 579Kb)

The fact sheet below has information to help explain the differences between waste transfer stations and resource recovery facilities:

 Fact Sheet - Defining Waste Transfer Stations and Resource Recovery Facilities  (PDF 226Kb)

Draft Guidelines for Waste Levy Compliance Management Plans

The draft Guideline for Waste Levy Compliance Management Plans is relevant to landfill operators only. It is crucial to ensuring that operational procedures are compliant and other obligations are met under the Waste and Resource Recovery Act.

The guideline steps through the necessary information for submitting the Compliance Management Plan. Importantly, the guideline also contains information on conducting and submitting a baseline volumetric survey:

 Draft Guideline - Waste Levy Compliance Management Plan (PDF 360Kb)​ 

The form for the Waste Levy Compliance Management Plan, is the pro-forma document to be used when preparing a compliance management plan.  

 Form - Waste Levy Compliance Management Plan (DOCX 539Kb)

The form is to be submitted as an email attachment to

Please include additional supporting documents including site plans, should also be attached to the same email.​

​Application ​​for Exemption

Under Regulation 27 of the Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations 2022 a person may apply for exemption from some or all provisions of:

  • Part 3 of the Act (the landfill levy)

  • Part 4 of the Act (obligations and offences) and/or

  • The Regulations

​​​​Exemptions will only be considered under exceptional circumstances and where an application provides strong and detailed justification.

Applications should be made using the Application for Exemption Under Regulation 27 of the Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations 2022 Form.  An application fee of 240 fee units applies.

 Application for Exemption Under Regulation 27 of the Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations 2022 (PDF 302Kb)


Waste Levy and Data Group

GPO Box 44,
Hobart, TAS, 7001.