Legislation - Resource Recovery & Waste


The EPA is responsible for managing waste in Tasmania. Its responsibilities range from waste classification to facility regulation and broad policy development and implementation.

The EPA’s responsibility for regulating waste-related activities is clearly defined within the following pieces of legislation:

In addition Tasmania is a signatory to a number of waste related National Environment Protection Measures (which automatically become state policies in Tasmania in accordance with the State Policies and Projects Act 1993:

Tasmania has also endorsed the implementation of the National Waste Policy (NWP) which was reviewed and endorsed in 2018. EPA staff are directly involved in the NWP through participation on working groups associated with the NWP Implementation Plan.