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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 & Waste
    The 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 Management
    The 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 Waste
    The State Government is working collaboratively with local government, industry and organisations involved with waste management to improve the management of waste in Tasmania.
  • Litter
    ​​​​​​​​Managing litter is everyone’s responsibility. Managing litter starts with education and awareness about the litter problem.

Waste and Wastewater Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: Enquiries@epa.tas.gov.au

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.