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Food and Textiles Processing

The EPA is responsible for the environmental regulation of a range of food and textile processing industries.


Industri​​es

  • ​Abattoirs and rendering plants
  • Fish processing
  • Vegetable processing
  • Dairy manufacturing and processing
  • Beer production
  • Textile manufacturing

Environmental​ Issues

  • Odour management
  • Effluent management
  • Solid waste management, disposal and re-use
  • Air and noise emissions​

Food and Textiles Processing Related Publications and Resources

  • ​​The EPA Guide to Land Spreading of Milk and Milk By-products (Tasmania) is a reference for stakeholders, including milk processing premises, waste transporters and receiving properties, EPA Tasmania and Local Government regulatory officers.

    The Guide does not provide approval to apply waste to land. Rather, its purpose is to provide easy​-to-follow information to assess and manage the risks of land spreading, and improve compliance with legal requirements for managing milk-related wastes.

      Guide to Land Spreading of Milk and Milk By-Products (Tasmania) - August 2020   (567Kb)​

  • The EPA Guide to Land Spreading of Food Industry Waste is a key reference for food processing premises (Level 1 and 2 activities), waste transporters and receiving properties, and Local Government and EPA regulatory officers. It sets out the regulatory requirements for waste classification and approval, and provides a checklist for risk minimisation and compliance for the management of organic waste material. 
     

      EPA Guide to Land Spreading of Food Industry Waste, January 2019   (249Kb)

  • Paunch Contents Land​ Spreading Management Guidelines
    These Guidelines have been prepared for Tasmanian abattoirs, controlled waste transporters, landowners and environmental regulators concerned with the re-use through land application of partially digested material from ruminant stomachs known as paunch contents. Paunch contents can be a valuable soil conditioner when managed and applied appropriately. However, it can also give rise to environmental and human or animal health risks which need to be addressed before land spreading occurs.

      Paunch Contents Land Spreading Management Guidelines March 2017   (291Kb)

  • Emission Limit Guidelines for Fruit and Vegetable Ac​tivities
    Regulatory authorities should ensure that emission limits set for the point source discharge of pollutants to surface waters from new or existing fruit and vegetable processing activities are set in accordance with these guidelines.

      Emission Limit Guidelines for Fruit and Vegetable Activities   (47Kb)

  • Wastewater Management Guidelines for Meat Premises & Pet Food Works​
    Provides advice to regulators on wastewater management requirements for meat premises and pet food works. It also provides guidance to operators on best practice environmental management in their industry sector.

      Wastewater Management Guidelines for Meat Premises & Pet Food Works   (43Kb)

  • Wastewater Management Guidelines for Intensive Animal Husbandry A​ctivities
    Provides advice to regulators on wastewater management requirements for intensive​ animal husbandry activities. It also provides guidance to operators on best practice environmental management in their industry sector.

      Wastewater Management Guidelines for Intensive Animal Husbandry Activities   (51Kb)

  • ​​​The EPA Guide for the Burial of Slaughter Waste is a key reference for stakeholders including Level 1 & Level 2 abattoir operators, controlled waste transporters and receiving properties, EPA Tasmania and Local Government regulatory officers. The guide provides supporting information to facilitate compliance with Permit and Environment Protection Notice requirements for burial of slaughter wastes.​

      Guide for the Burial of Slaughter Waste   (242Kb)​

  • The Environmental Law Handbook
    The Environmental Defenders Office produced an easy to read, practical guide to Tasmania's environmental protection and planning laws for citizens, local councils, conservation groups, landowners, business operators and regulatory authorities. Chapter 10 in particular, discusses rural lands, soil and water management. Chapter 9 discusses fisheries and marine protection.
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Northern Operations Section
171 Westbury Road
PROSPECT  TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2060​​

Industrial Operations Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4604
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.