Waste Levy

The Green Industry Fund is made up primarily of 50% of the levy paid by waste depot licence holders under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

The levy is collected by the Environment Protection Authority, and a portion is transferred to the Green Industries Fund, which Green Industries SA draws on to achieve its objectives.

The solid waste levy is as follows:

  • metropolitan Adelaide from 1 July 2017 - $87 a tonne
  • non-metropolitan Adelaide from 30 June 2017 - $43.50  a tonne.

The Government has announced that solid waste levy is intended to rise to the following rates per tonne:

  From July 1 , 2019 From January 1, 2020
Metro $110 $140
Non-metro $55 $70