NWRIC calls for levy relief to support waste sector

NWRIC calls on state governments to provide waste and landfill levy relief to affected businesses in the sector.

The National Waste & Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) is calling on state governments to provide waste and landfill levy relief to affected businesses in the sector.

NWRIC CEO Rose Read said members and state affiliates have been actively adopting measures over the past few weeks to protect their staff and maintain services to local communities, businesses and the health sector.”

“However, like all businesses the waste and recycling sector is experiencing financial stress as business customers shutdown, demand reduces, and segments of the economy slow.

“Therefore, the NWRIC is calling on state governments to provide waste and landfill levy relief to affected businesses in the sector.

“Specifically, we are asking state governments to waiver landfill levy doubtful debts, put on hold all planned levy increases for at least six months and where appropriate waiver current waste and landfill levies for affected businesses over the next three months,” Read said.

“We are also asking state and local governments to be more flexible on certain facility license conditions so that social distancing to protect staff can be maintained and collection time curfews be lifted so that bins can continue to be collected”.

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