This allows the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to set more stringent and specific requirements for the transport and management of the waste to minimise the risk to the environment and human health.
The definition of 'clinical and related waste' under Schedule 1 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 includes clinical waste, cytotoxic waste, pharmaceutical, drug or medicine waste, and sharps waste.
Waste managers and operators who transport, store, treat or dispose of clinical and related waste should refer to:
- Schedule 1 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 for licensing requirements, and
- Part 11 of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 for requirements relating to the storage, transport and disposal of clinical waste.