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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.
  • Waste Tyres
    The stockpiling and dumping of waste tyres has become a significant problem around Australia. Storage of large amounts of tyres carries the attendant risk of pollution, particularly if stockpiles catch on fire. The storage or stockpiling of more than 100 tonnes of waste tyres is regulated by the EPA.
  • Controlled Waste
    Controlled waste is the most hazardous category of waste and requires careful management.
  • Landfills
    The EPA Division is responsible for the regulation of landfill activities and undertakes enforcement action for unacceptable waste management practices.
  • Managing Organics
    There are a number of major composting facilities in Tasmania that process organic waste and are regulated by the EPA Division. These facilities treat a number of problem wastes including fish waste, whey products, sewerage sludge, biosolids and green waste.
  • Measuring Waste Disposal and Recovery
    An important component of the effective management of waste and resource recovery opportunities in Tasmania is the capacity to measure the amounts of waste being generated and recovered.

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