Circular Economy

South Australian Waste Levy: what you need to know

An increase in South Australia's waste levy by the EPA in January 2020 may increase your General Waste landfill rates. SUEZ can help you reduce costs by diverting waste away from landfill.

The South Australian Government will increase its solid waste levy from $110 to $140 per tonne effective 1st January 2020. Hence, this will result an increase in your General Waste (wet landfill) rates from 1st January 2020. SUEZ can help you reduce and potentially avoid the increased costs through its recycling and recovery solutions.


How can SUEZ help you with the increased levy?

SUEZ separates General Waste collection services into two different categories:  

Wet General Waste to Landfill for all types of general waste including putrescible and the likes of continence pads. This waste is disposed of at landfill with no recycling or reuse.


SUEZ general waste bins



Dry Waste to SUEZ-ResourceCo for all types of general waste excluding putrescible, liquids and the likes of continence pads. This waste is taken to SUEZ-ResourceCo Alternative Fuels facility.


SUEZ general waste bins


Through increased waste diversion, you will reduce waste to landfill and thus avoid the increased disposal rates.


How does SUEZ divert general waste from landfill?

SUEZ – ResourceCo is a joint venture between SUEZ and ResourceCo. The SUEZ-ResourceCo facility in Wingfield, Adelaide was the first Alternative Fuels production facility to operate in Australia. The facility transforms waste into Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) as a substitute for coal and gas in high combustion facilities. Business can be guaranteed that waste is diverted from landfill, in turn reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, notably methane, which contributes significantly to global warming.


resourceco alt fuel

The essential key to waste diversion is segregating waste at its source. A SUEZ representative can work with you to understand your different waste streams and provide a tailored solution that helps you reduce amount of waste to landfill and thus minimise your waste levy costs.