Active Municipal Waste Depots (landfills)
The EPA Division reviews groundwater and surface water monitoring results and undertakes inspections of Tasmania's 17 active municipal landfills. Best practice environmental standards for landfills in Tasmania are documented in the Landfill Sustainability Guide 2004.
Closed Waste Facilities
The EPA Division reviews groundwater and surface water monitoring results and undertakes inspections of recently closed municipal landfills.
Waste Transfer Stations
The last 20 years has seen an increase in waste-related regulation leading to the closure of many smaller waste depots and the establishment and operation of larger regional landfills and transfer stations. In Tasmania, waste transfer stations are currently regulated by local government.
The EPA Division regulates a number of inert waste depots accepting over 100 tonnes of waste each year, which typically includes soils, and inert wastes resulting from building and demolition works.
Land Farming Facilities
There is one major landfarm facility processing over 100 tonnes, in Tasmania. It is located adjacent to Port Latta Landfill and processes mainly hydrocarbon contaminated soils.