Waste Action Plan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The draft Waste Action Plan provides a framework for discussion with Local Government, business and the community on the best way to address the waste and resource recovery challenges that face Tasmania. It identifies the actions the Tasmanian Government will take to tackle our waste and recycling problems, in particular the Government’s commitment to replace the current voluntary regional council waste levies with a legislated statewide waste levy and to introduce a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) in​​ Tasmania​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.​

  Draft W​aste Action Plan   (500Kb)

Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input on the draft Waste Action Plan.

How to make a submiss​​ion

All written submissions on the draft Waste Action Plan must be received by close of business on 7 October 2019.

Submissions can be forwarded to:
Mail: Policy and Business Branch, DPIPWE, GPO Box 1550, Hobart, Tasmania 7001 

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on this website.

Submissions will be published as soon as possible after the conclusion of the consultation period.

No personal information other than an individual's name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please contact: WAP.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Accessibility of subm​​​is​​sions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information.  We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as PDF, Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.  

Important information to note

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise. 

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public. 

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.

Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government. 

The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material.  If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure.  You may also be contacted to provide any further comment. 


Waste Action Plan
Policy and Business Branch
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 0361654599
Email: WAP.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au