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Controlled Waste Category Codes

The following list provides Tasmanian waste category codes and descriptions for each of the controlled waste categories listed in the National Environment Protection (Movement of Controlled Waste between States and Territories) Measure 2004 (Schedule A, List 1) and theEnvironmental Management and Pollution Control (Waste Management) Regulations 2010 (Regulation 5).

It is the responsibility of a controlled waste producer, agent, transporter or receiving facility operator to accurately describe controlled waste for the purpose of any handling or transport documentation. It is therefore important that the correct waste code and description are selected from the list below.

Waste CodeWaste Category Description
A100Waste resulting from surface treatment of metals and plastics
A110Waste from heat treatment and tempering operations containing cyanides
A130Cyanides (inorganic)
B100Acidic solutions or acids in solid form
C100Basic solutions or bases in solid form
D100Metal carbonyls
D110Inorganic fluorine compounds excluding calcium fluoride
D120Mercury; mercury compounds
D130Arsenic; arsenic compounds
D140Chromium compounds (hexavalent and trivalent)
D150Cadmium; cadmium compounds
D160Beryllium; beryllium compounds
D170Antimony; antimony compounds
D180Thallium; thallium compounds
D190Copper compounds
D200Cobalt compounds
D210Nickel compounds
D220Lead; lead compounds
D230Zinc compounds
D240Selenium; selenium compounds
D250Tellurium; tellurium compounds
D270Vanadium compounds
D290Barium compounds (excluding barium sulphate)
D300Non toxic salts
D310Boron compounds
D330Inorganic sulfides
D340Perchlorates
D350Chlorates
D360Phosphorus compounds excluding mineral phosphates
E100Waste containing peroxides other than hydrogen peroxide
E120Waste of an explosive nature not subject to other legislation
F100Waste from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers and varnish
F110Waste from the production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticisers, glues and adhesives
G100Ethers
G110Organic solvents excluding halogenated solvents
G150Halogenated organic solvents
G160Waste from the production, formulation and use of organic solvents
H100Waste from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals
H110Organic phosphorus compounds
H170Waste from manufacture, formulation and use of wood-preserving chemicals
J100Waste mineral oils unfit for their original intended use
J120Waste oil/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures or emulsions
J160Waste tarry residues arising from refining, distillation, and any pyrolytic treatment
K100Animal effluent and residues (abattoir effluent, poultry and fish processing waste)
K110Grease trap waste
K130Sewage sludge, sewage residue, nightsoil or sludge from an on-site waste water management system
K140Tannery wastes (including leather dust, ash, sludges and flours)
K190Wool scouring waste
M100Waste substances and articles containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) and/or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
M150Phenols, phenol compounds including chlorophenols
M160Organohalogen compounds - other than substances referred to in this list
M170Polychlorinated dibenzo-furan (any congener)
M180Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (any congener)
M210Cyanides (organic)/nitriles
M220Isocyanate compounds
M230Triethylamine catalysts for setting foundry sands
M250Surface active agents (surfactants), containing principally organic constituents and which may contain metals and inorganic materials
M260Highly odorous organic chemicals (including mercaptans and acrylates)
M270Per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminated materials, including waste PFAS containing products and contaminated containers
N100Containers which are contaminated with residues of substances referred to in this list
N120Soils contaminated with a controlled waste
N140Fire debris and fire washwaters
N150Fly ash excluding fly ash generated from Australian coal fired power stations
N160Encapsulated, chemically-fixed, solidified or polymerised wastes (referred to in this list)
N190Filter cake contaminated with residues of substances referred to in this list
N220Asbestos
N230Ceramic-based fibres with physico-chemical characteristics similar to those of asbestos
Q100A waste within the meaning of the Quarantine Regulations 2000 of the Commonwealth, as amended
Q200Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from an agvet chemical as defined in the Dangerous Substances (Safe Handling) Act 2005
Q300Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from dangerous goods as defined in the Dangerous Goods (Safe Transport) Act 1998
Q400Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from a poison as defined in the Poisons Act 1971
Q500Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from a scheduled waste within the meaning of a National Management Plan*
R100Clinical and related wastes
R120Waste pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines
R140Waste from the production and preparation of pharmaceutical products
T100Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities including those which are not identified and/or are new and whose effects on human health and/or the environment are not known.
T120Waste from the production, formulation and use of photographic chemicals and processing materials
T140Tyres
T190Residues from industrial waste treatment/disposal operations
T200Oxidising Agents
T210Reactive chemicals
T220Reducing agents

 

National Management Plan means a plan:

(a) in respect of a material or waste; and

(b) prepared under the National Strategy for the Management of Scheduled Wastes (1993) and administered by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council, as amended from time to time.

Note: M270 is taken from the PFAS National Environmental Management Plan - January 2018

Waste Management Section
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Fax: 03 6173 0254
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au