Waste Action Plan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tasmania has made the commitment to tackle a broad range of waste management and resource recovery issues. This needs to be done in partnership with Local Government, business, the community, and the Australian Government. It needs to have clear actions and targets to ensure we are addressing the priority waste and resource recovery challenges that face Tasmania.​

The 2020-21 Tasmanian Budget provides approximately $20 million for a range of waste and resource recovery initiatives. Along with support from the Australian Government and investment from industry, it is expected that well over $30 million will be invested in the sector in Tasmania and in putting in place key policies and related legislation.

Tasmanian State and Local Government are already well-advanced in putting in place key policy and legislative actions to tackle the priority waste and resource recovery issues for Tasmania. This includes investment in the resource recovery sector, introducing a legislated landfill levy, establishing a statutory Waste and Resource Recovery Board and introducing a Container Refund Scheme

​Draft Waste Action Pla​​n​​

The draft Waste Action Plan was released in 2019 and provided a framework for the discussion with Local Government, business and the community on the best way to address our waste and resource recovery challenges. It identified a number of key actions the Tasmanian Government would take, including the Government’s commitment to establish a legislated statewide landfill levy, which will replace the current voluntary regional waste levies, and to introduce a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) in Tasmania.​​

  Draft W​aste Action Plan   (500Kb)

The initiatives outlined in the draft Plan were strongly supported in feedback received and are now in the process of being implemented.

Consultatio​n on the draft Waste Action Plan


Waste Initiatives
Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Email: Waste.Initiatives@nre.tas.gov.au