Soil and Waste Classification

To comply with the waste legislation, those who generate waste are responsible for waste classification. If you have generated waste material within your site (eg through excavation works) this material is legally required to be tested and waste classified prior to it leaving the site so it can be sent to an appropriately licensed landfill.

Qualified Waste Classification

Enviroscience is qualified and experienced to provide a sampling and testing process for waste classification into one of the six categories that have been declared by the EPA.  Added to this our regional locations in Dubbo, Wagga, Tamworth and Orange make our service quick to regional NSW and our own NATA accredited laboratory means we can provide priority and confidential testing!

Waste Classification Categories

Waste classification is based on the level of risk posed to the environment and human health. They are:

  • special waste
  • liquid waste
  • hazardous waste
  • restricted solid waste
  • general solid waste (putrescible)
  • general solid waste (non-putrescible)

Classifying wastes into groups that pose similar risks to the environment and human health facilitates their management and appropriate disposal.  It is very important to classify waste carefully in accordance with the procedures in the guidelines outlines by the EPA. This is because waste can only be taken to, and accepted at, a waste facility which is lawfully authorised to receive, re-use and/or dispose of that classification or type of waste.

Please contact Regional EnviroScience on 1300 372 436 for fast mobilisation and quick results on your waste classification project.

Waste classifications in Australia – A comparison of waste classifications in the Australian Waste Database with current jurisdictional classifications

This study was commissioned to support work on the National Waste Policy: Less Waste, More Resources. Under strategies 4 and 16 of the National Waste Policy, the Australian Government, in collaboration with the states and territories, is committed to introducing a national definition and classification system for wastes, and to developing a system that provides access to integrated national core data on waste and resource recovery.

We do waste classification in Dubbo, Orange, Tamworth, Mudgee, Wagga, The Riverina, Bathurst, Central West NSW, Orana, Narromine, Cobar, Brewarinna, Coonabarabran, Parkes Forbes, Gunnedah, New England, Guyra, Armidale, Hunter Valley, Lithgow.

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