Public Authority Rebate Program

​​The WRR Board has commenced for a trial period a new support program for Local and State Public Authorities. The temporary Public Authority Landfill Levy Support Program provides a 100% rebate of the landfill levy paid on disposal of illegally dumped and littered material that is collected by the Public Authority.

The Program commenced on 1 January 2024, and will cover relevant costs incurred from 1 July 2023. It is a trial program that will run until 30 June 2025, with a review planned for early 2025 to assess whether the program is appropriate and effective. The program delivers on the requirement set by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change in his first Direction to the Board.

Supporting documents available for this program include the following.

Program Guidelines describe the scope of the program and the eligibility criteria.

Program Summary Sheet for use in submitting a claim to the Board.

Public Authorities wishing to submit a claim to the Board are encouraged to discuss the planned frequency of submissions with the Board to assist with workload planning.​

Submissions to the Board should be emailed to and include:

  1. Summary Sheet
  2. Associated documentary evidence
  3. Legal Tax Invoice for the claimed amount 

It should be noted that the Board will be encouraging landfill operators and weighbridge software companies to develop new waste description categories to help track certain types of illegally dumped material. Waste streams such as street sweepings and from stormwater pits are collected regularly and improved categorisation at the landfill will make the administration of the Public Authority Landfill Levy Support Program simpler for all organisations. For further information on this work, please contact the Board at the details below.


Waste and Resource Recovery Board
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001

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