The NSW Government encourages the beneficial use of biosolids where it is safe and practicable and where it provides the best environmental outcome. In cases where beneficial use is not possible, biosolids must be disposed of safely and lawfully.

Our understanding and experience of how to manage biosolids has increased considerably since we developed the rules that apply to the reuse of biosolids. New contaminants of concern have emerged in the past 25 years and it is important that our regulation of biosolids is fit for purpose and protective of human health and the environment.

In NSW the land application of biosolids and any material mixed with or produced with biosolids is regulated under the following guidelines:

See the fact sheet: Applying compost and biosolids to land (PDF 275KB).

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