Apply for an order and exemption

You can apply to the EPA for a resource recovery order and resource recovery exemption if there is no current order and exemption for your planned re-use of a waste.

An order and exemption are only appropriate where the re-use:

  • is genuine, rather than a means of waste disposal
  • is beneficial or fit-for-purpose, and
  • will not cause harm to human health or the environment.

Before beginning your application

  • check there is no current order or exemption for the waste you wish to re-use
  • ensure you have any necessary development consent, approval from relevant regulatory authorities and permission from the owner and occupier of the place where the waste will be re-used, and
  • contact the EPA to discuss your proposal by emailing

Submitting your application

Your application for an order and exemption must be submitted online through eConnect EPA. We may ask for more information after reviewing your application.

Useful guidelines

Applying to re-use waste as a soil amendment or fill

Applying to re-use waste as an eligible waste fuel

For advice on applying or other queries, e-mail or phone Environment Line on 131 555.

Start an application

Login to eConnect EPA if you are already registered. Note: the appearance of the login screen has changed.

Otherwise, you need to register before you can start a new application

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