Hazardous and liquid wastes
As well as the general regulatory requirements relating to waste, additional regulations apply to generating, storing, transporting, treating and disposing of hazardous and liquid wastes.
Find laws and other important information about managing asbestos waste for business and industry.
Construction and demolition waste
Construction and demolition can generate a wide range of different waste materials. Find important information for demolition and excavation companies, builders, contractors, project managers and property developers.
- Rules and guidance for managing construction and demolition waste
- Minimum standards for managing construction and demolition waste
- Construction and demolition waste: a management toolkit (PDF 712KB)
- Owner’s guide to lawful disposal of construction and demolition waste (PDF 22KB)
Radioactive waste has special storage, handling and treatment requirements.
Clinical and related waste
Clinical and related waste is pre-classified as a 'special waste'. This allows the EPA to set more stringent and specific requirements for its transport and management, to minimise risk to the environment and human health.
Waste lead acid batteries
As well as the general regulatory requirements relating to waste, additional regulatory requirements apply to waste lead acid batteries.
Waste mineral oil
As well as the general regulatory requirements relating to waste, additional regulatory requirements apply to waste mineral oil.
Tyres that are used, rejected or unwanted are classified as ‘waste tyres’ and need to be managed responsibly. This includes casings, seconds, shredded tyres or tyre pieces. Tyres that are retreaded or intended to be used for retreading or recycling must also be managed as waste tyres.
Virgin excavated natural material
Find guidance for those who supply or generate excavated material and wish to correctly classify it as virgin excavated natural material (VENM).