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Controlled Waste

Controlled waste is the most hazardous category of waste and includes those wastes that exhibit toxicity, chemical or biological reactivity, environmental persistence, or the ability to bio-accumulate or enter the food chain. These wastes need to be carefully managed and are closely regulated because of their potential to adversely impact human health and the environment. Some controlled wastes, such as tyres, are not strictly hazardous but they may also need special management.

The EPA has a statutory duty to protect the environment from the effects of controlled waste. Its powers range from requiring organisations to submit controlled waste data reports to enforcing the relevant provisions of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 and other relevant legislation.

  1. Interstate Movements of Controlled Waste

    Particular approvals are required if a controlled waste is transported to or from another State or Territory.
  2. Controlled Waste Minimisation

    Minimising your waste can help to reduce costs and impacts on the environment.
  3. Handling Controlled Waste in Tasmania

    Controlled wastes require various authorisations and methods of handling and disposal.
  4. Identify a Material as a Controlled Waste

    Classifying a controlled waste for appropriate management options.

For further information

Waste Management Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: EnvironmentEnquiries@environment.tas.gov.au