The Integrated Waste Tracking Solution (IWTS) is replacing WasteLocate from September 2023
19 September: The IWTS replaces WasteLocate for tracking new movements of waste tyres within NSW. Tyre consignments created in WasteLocate prior to 12am, 19 September 2023 should be completed using WasteLocate.
24 October: Operators who use WasteLocate for tracking asbestos waste within NSW are required to use the IWTS to meet their regulatory reporting requirements. Asbestos consignments created in WasteLocate prior to 12am, 24 October 2023, should be completed in WasteLocate.
Australians generate over 50 million waste tyres a year. Mosquito borne diseases and toxic fires can be an issue if waste tyres aren’t managed correctly. As a result, the EPA must monitor the movement of waste tyres to ensure they do not harm the environment or human health.
The EPA regulates reporting on the transportation of waste tyres within NSW in accordance with clause 76 of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014.
The EPA has developed the IWTS a digital tool that enables waste consignors, transporters and receivers to track and report on all types of hazardous and regulated waste in one system. The IWTS will help the EPA to address illegal activity and give industry confidence in the management of hazardous waste in NSW and the EPA’s regulations of this activity.
The IWTS was designed and developed working collaboratively with a broad range of industry stakeholders to co-design a solution that:
- is easy and low-cost to use
- helps users comply with their regulatory obligations
- streamlines and strengthens the process for tracking interstate movements; and
- supports a data-driven and risk-based approach to regulation and compliance.
From 19 September 2023, waste tyre consignors and transporters must register and use the IWTS to track the movement of waste tyres within NSW. Penalties may apply for not using the IWTS.
Using the IWTS to report on the location and movement of waste tyres
The Asbestos and Waste Tyres Guidelines (PDF 255KB) (the Guidelines) contain legal requirements that consignors, transporters, and receivers of waste tyres must meet in addition to their obligations under the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014.
The Guidelines include general and specific user requirements for the IWTS to report on the location and movement of waste tyres.
Getting started on the IWTS
The IWTS can be accessed from desktop and laptop computers, and internet-connected tablets or smartphones running the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari browsers. For best results, ensure you are using the latest version of your browser.
To find more information about using the IWTS visit the IWTS Help Center.
Consignor of waste tyres
A consignor of waste tyres is the organisation or individual that arranges the transport of waste tyres to a waste facility. The consignor is responsible for creating the consignment for the waste tyre transport and providing information on the consignment to the transporter of the waste tyres before the transport commences.
Unless you have pre-registered in the IWTS, as a consignor of waste tyres you will need to register for the IWTS before the transport of any waste tyres.
Visit the IWTS Help Center for instructions about how to create a consignment, also called transport certificates.
For detailed instructions about how to create consignments, also called transport certificates or consignments, visit the IWTS Help Center.
Transporter of waste tyres
A transporter of waste tyres is the organisation or individual that caries out the transport of the tyres. The transporter is responsible for moving the waste from pick up to drop off, tracking the consignment within the IWTS and providing information to the receiver of the waste to show the load of waste has been tracked.
Unless you are pre-registered, transporters of waste tyres will need to register for the IWTS prior to picking up their first load of waste tyres.
Visit the IWTS Help Center for
- instruction about getting started as a transporter using the IWTS
- additional information about using the IWTS Transporter mobile version.
Receiver of waste tyres
A receiver of waste tyres is the occupier of the premises to which a load of waste tyres is delivered. The receiver is responsible for receiving the waste movement, confirming the transport of the waste tyres has been tracked, and reporting untracked waste movements to the EPA.
Unless you are pre-registered, receivers of waste tyres will need to register on the IWTS no later than on receipt of your first load of waste tyres.
Visit the IWTS Help Centre for instructions about how to complete a consignment, also known as a transport certificate. .