In Tasmania, waste is commonly stockpiled at:
- Municipal transfer stations
- Resource recovery facilities
- Scrap metal wreckers
- Auto salvage yards
- Agricultural land
There are environmental risks that arise from the stockpiling of waste. The EPA has developed a guide to help Tasmanian industry and regulatory authorities (EPA and local councils) manage the environmental risks of waste stockpiling.
The guide describes the environmental risks of stockpiling waste and suggests management practices that can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of environmental harm. Stockpile managers can use this guide to improve onsite environmental management systems and to promote the circulation of materials throughout the waste management process. Regulatory authorities may also use the guide to aid decision making and to address specific issues at individual facilities.
Environmental Guidelines for Stockpiling Waste (PDF 557Kb)