Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 – August 2014
Amendments to the Environmental Protection (Controlled Waste) Regulations 2004 were gazetted on 1 August 2014, to improve the transparency and clarity of the Regulations, to increase their effectiveness in managing the controlled waste industry and to improve the environmental outcomes.
See the Minister's media statement.
Public consultation: Regulating waste derived materials
Stakeholders are encouraged to comment on a draft DER guidance statement which sets out a framework for regulating the use of waste-derived materials.
The submission deadline is 29 August 2014.
Bio-Organics’ licence revoked
The Department of Environment Regulation (DER) has today (27 June 2014) revoked the licence of the Oakford-based composting facility operated by Bio-Organics Pty Ltd.
The action is being taken under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Landfill levy rates to rise from January 2015
The State Government, as part of the 2014-15 State Budget, has announced increases to the landfill levy from 1 January 2015. The increases will help divert the amount of waste being dumped at tips in the metropolitan area and encourage investment in alternative waste treatment options and other government initiatives to support increased recycling.