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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 Code Waste Category Description
A100 Waste resulting from surface treatment of metals and plastics
A110 Waste from heat treatment and tempering operations containing cyanides
A130 Cyanides (inorganic)
B100 Acidic solutions or acids in solid form
C100 Basic solutions or bases in solid form
D100 Metal carbonyls
D110 Inorganic fluorine compounds excluding calcium fluoride
D120 Mercury; mercury compounds
D130 Arsenic; arsenic compounds
D140 Chromium compounds (hexavalent and trivalent)
D150 Cadmium; cadmium compounds
D160 Beryllium; beryllium compounds
D170 Antimony; antimony compounds
D180 Thallium; thallium compounds
D190 Copper compounds
D200 Cobalt compounds
D210 Nickel compounds
D220 Lead; lead compounds
D230 Zinc compounds
D240 Selenium; selenium compounds
D250 Tellurium; tellurium compounds
D270 Vanadium compounds
D290 Barium compounds (excluding barium sulphate)
D300 Non toxic salts
D310 Boron compounds
D330 Inorganic sulfides
D340 Perchlorates
D350 Chlorates
D360 Phosphorus compounds excluding mineral phosphates
E100 Waste containing peroxides other than hydrogen peroxide
E120 Waste of an explosive nature not subject to other legislation
F100 Waste from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers and varnish
F110 Waste from the production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticisers, glues and adhesives
G100 Ethers
G110 Organic solvents excluding halogenated solvents
G150 Halogenated organic solvents
G160 Waste from the production, formulation and use of organic solvents
H100 Waste from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals
H110 Organic phosphorus compounds
H170 Waste from manufacture, formulation and use of wood-preserving chemicals
J100 Waste mineral oils unfit for their original intended use
J120 Waste oil/water, hydrocarbons/water mixtures or emulsions
J160 Waste tarry residues arising from refining, distillation, and any pyrolytic treatment
K100 Animal effluent and residues (abattoir effluent, poultry and fish processing waste)
K110 Grease trap waste
K130 Sewage sludge, sewage residue, nightsoil or sludge from an on-site waste water management system
K140 Tannery wastes (including leather dust, ash, sludges and flours)
K190 Wool scouring waste
M100 Waste substances and articles containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) and/or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
M150 Phenols, phenol compounds including chlorophenols
M160 Organohalogen compounds - other than substances referred to in this list
M170 Polychlorinated dibenzo-furan (any congener)
M180 Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (any congener)
M210 Cyanides (organic)/nitriles
M220 Isocyanate compounds
M230 Triethylamine catalysts for setting foundry sands
M250 Surface active agents (surfactants), containing principally organic constituents and which may contain metals and inorganic materials
M260 Highly odorous organic chemicals (including mercaptans and acrylates)
N100 Containers which are contaminated with residues of substances referred to in this list
N120 Soils contaminated with a controlled waste
N140 Fire debris and fire washwaters
N150 Fly ash excluding fly ash generated from Australian coal fired power stations
N160 Encapsulated, chemically-fixed, solidified or polymerised wastes (referred to in this list)
N190 Filter cake contaminated with residues of substances referred to in this list
N220 Asbestos
N230 Ceramic-based fibres with physico-chemical characteristics similar to those of asbestos
Q100 A waste within the meaning of the Quarantine Regulations 2000 of the Commonwealth, as amended
Q200 Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from an agvet chemical as defined in the Dangerous Substances (Safe Handling) Act 2005
Q300 Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from dangerous goods as defined in the Dangerous Goods (Safe Transport) Act 1998
Q400 Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from a poison as defined in the Poisons Act 1971
Q500 Exhibits an environmentally significant characteristic and is derived or arises from a scheduled waste within the meaning of a National Management Plan*
R100 Clinical and related wastes
R120 Waste pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines
R140 Waste from the production and preparation of pharmaceutical products
T100 Waste 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.
T120 Waste from the production, formulation and use of photographic chemicals and processing materials
T140 Tyres
T190 Residues from industrial waste treatment/disposal operations
T200 Oxidising Agents
T210 Reactive chemicals
T220 Reducing 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.

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