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Background

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is collaborating with the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) to develop composting guidelines for assessing applications and premises under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 (EP Act).

The new composting guidelines are being developed to better align with our current regulatory framework, which aims to protect public health and the environment.

Consultation

The new composting guidelines will use work completed for the previous revised draft Environmental Standard: Composting, which was released for public consultation in 2016 by the former Department of Environment (now the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation).

We are reviewing the new draft guidelines ahead of external consultation expected before 2020.