A producer may use an authorised agent to manage and track the transport of waste on their behalf. The authorised agent must be approved by the EPA and have a written agreement with the waste producer.
A waste producer must
- ensure that waste is correctly characterised
- ensure that the facility the waste is being transported to can legally accept it
Search the EPA public register online for all facilities licensed to receive a particular type of waste.
Waste producers not using authorised agents
If you are a producer and not using an authorised agent, you must
- obtain a consignment authorisation (CA) by contacting the waste facility that is receiving the waste
- ensure that a transport certificate (TC) is completed for each load of waste
- ensure the waste transporter is licensed or legally allowed to transport the waste
- give the transport certificate (TC) to the waste transporter
Search the EPA public register online for all transporters licensed to transport a particular type of waste.
Waste producers using authorised agents
If you are a producer using an authorised agent to manage and track the transport of your waste, you must
- ask for documentation to show that the authorised agent is approved by NSW EPA
- have an agreement in writing with the authorised agent permitting them to consign waste on your behalf.
Search the public register for a list of approved authorised agents.
- If you are using the online waste tracking system, the system automatically retains all records of transactions completed online.
- If you are not using the online waste tracking system, you must keep copies of printed TCs for at least 4 years.
- If you are a producer using an authorised agent, keep a copy of the printed agreement with the agent for at least 4 years.