Following representations to the South Australian Government and collaborative discussions with the EPA and Green Industries, NACRO is delighted that the Hon Rob Lucas, Treasurer of SA, has announced that a 50% reduction on the levy will be provided to charity organisations on unwanted waste they receive as part of the donation system. With the waiver eligibility criteria aligned with NACRO’s own membership criteria, the EPA is looking at fast-tracking the application process for NACRO members. Details have been sent to NACRO SA members with operational recommendations and actions they need to take right now to access the waiver.
In other waste levy news, the Victorian Landfill Levy Relief Program has been extended again, the Queensland Waste Levy Exemption comes into effect on 1 July 2019 for approved charitable recyclers and NACRO is in discussions with EPA NSW on a weight-based billing initiative designed to assist the implementation of the Community Service Exemption.
All up, NACRO is set to save charitable recyclers $4 million this year.