Liquid waste can contaminate land and pollute waters. Under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, businesses that generate liquid waste are required to manage it in a way that protects the environment and the community.
Information about handling and storing liquid waste, responding to spills and reducing liquid waste is available in the following fact sheets and guidance:
- Hazardous waste storage and processing: Guidance for the liquid waste industry (PDF 1MB)
Appropriate management of liquid wastes will reduce the risk of harm to the environment and human health. This guidance addresses some of the issues you may come across in the liquid waste industry.
- Handling liquid waste (PDF 155KB)
If handled inappropriately, liquid wastes can harm the environment and your business. The tips in this fact sheet will help you ensure that liquid wastes are handled safely in your workplace.
- Storing liquid waste (PDF 162KB)
Storing liquid waste safely helps protect the environment and your business. This fact sheet explains how to store liquid wastes in an environmentally safe manner.
- Responding to spills (PDF 219KB)
This fact sheet explains how your business can respond to spills and manage the clean-up of liquid waste spills in a way that minimises environmental harm.
- Reducing liquid waste through cleaner production (82KB)
Cleaner production can increase profits, improve product quality and lift employee morale and safety. This fact sheet explains how to implement cleaner production principles and practices in your business.