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Waste levy – Measuring waste tonnages

The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA) requires disposal facility operators to measure all waste disposed of at their facility. They must measure the total tonnage of waste that enters the facility (gross tonnage) and the tonnage of waste that is reused, recycled or taken from the site within six months of its disposal (diverted tonnage) to calculate their net tonnage. This fact sheet outlines different methods of measuring gross tonnage, depending on the type of waste and the vehicle it is transported in.

The Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA) requires disposal facility operators to measure all waste disposed of at their facility. They must measure the total tonnage of waste that enters the facility (gross tonnage) and the tonnage of waste that is reused, recycled or taken from the site within six months of its disposal (diverted tonnage) to calculate their net tonnage. This fact sheet outlines different methods of measuring gross tonnage, depending on the type of waste and the vehicle it is transported in.