Established in 1992, the Levy encourages recycling by putting a price on every tonne of waste that goes to landfill
The proceeds from the levy are used first to fund core activities of environmental agencies, with the remaining balance going to the Sustainability Fund in order to advance:
- Environmentally sustainable uses of resources and best practices in waste management
- Community action or innovation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or address climate change in Victoria.
The Victorian Budget 2019/20 further demonstrates the Victorian Government's commitment to investing the proceeds from the Levy in line with these objectives.
|Budget initiatives funded from the levy||5 year expenditure|
|Solar Homes program||11.6|
|Relieving charities from rubbish dumping costs||0.8|
|Strengthening the Environment Protection Authority||15.0|
|Recycling industry response interim measures||34.9|
|Volunteers protecting the coast||3.0|
|Lara waste stockpile site rehabilitation||30.0|
|Combatting illegal stockpiling and mismanagement of hazardous waste||3.7|
|Implementation of the Climate Change Act||2.0|
Reviewed 24 May 2019