Resource Recovery & Waste
We all generate waste, either directly via what we generate at home or in the workplace, or indirectly by purchasing goods and services where waste is also generated. The EPA is working with individuals, schools, the community, government, businesses and industry to reduce the production of waste. Where waste disposal cannot be avoided, sustainable waste management standards and practices are imposed on Level 2 Industries by the EPA to reduce the environmental impacts.
- Legislative Context - Resource Recovery & WasteThe EPA’s responsibility for regulating the environmental impacts of waste and resource recovery related activities is clearly identified and defined by a range of statutory and non statutory instruments.
- Waste ManagementThe EPA applies a modern and effective regulatory approach in Tasmania to reduce the impacts of waste generation and to significantly increase the reuse, recycling and sustainable treatment of wastes. The EPA is responsible for the regulation of waste management activities and supports businesses committed to sustainable resource management.
- Action on WasteThe State Government is working collaboratively with local government, industry and organisations involved with waste management to improve the management of waste in Tasmania.
- LitterManaging litter is everyone’s responsibility. Managing litter starts with education and awareness about the litter problem.
- Waste Related ResourcesView a full list of waste related publications, including online forms and legislation.
The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.