WasteLocate QR2id location plates

Waste and recycling facilities receiving certain quantities of asbestos waste must buy and display QR2id location plates from WasteLocate so transporters can record the delivery of the waste.

The Integrated Waste Tracking Solution is replacing WasteLocate

We are developing a new Integrated Waste Tracking Solution (IWTS) for tracking the transport and disposal of hazardous and other regulated wastes, including waste tyres and asbestos.

From 19 September 2023: Operators who use WasteLocate for tracking waste tyres within NSW have a regulatory obligation to use the IWTS.

From 28 February 2024: Operators who use WasteLocate for tracking asbestos waste within NSW have a regulatory obligation to use the IWTS.

Find out more on the IWTS project page.

WasteLocate allows the waste industry to meet its obligations under clause 79 of the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 for the transport and delivery of asbestos waste in NSW.

As part of this system, waste and recycling facilities must display a WasteLocate plate or plates with a unique QR2id code for their facility if they accept more than 100 kilograms of asbestos waste, or more than 10 square metres of waste asbestos sheeting in a single load.

WasteLocate applies across all NSW for transporting asbestos waste within NSW, until 28 February 2024.

The use of QR2id plates is mandatory for facilities receiving asbestos waste.

You can phone or email Amtac Professional Services if you have problems accessing WasteLocate.

  • Multiple location plates can be installed at the one facility at different heights to allow scanning from the cab of light and heavy vehicles.
  • Your QR2id plate or plates should be displayed prominently, accessibly and clearly at your entrance or weighbridge so drivers can easily scan them for waste tracking purposes.
  • All QR2id plates are registered to a specific location using GPS technology. Every consignment is accompanied by a unique electronic code to enable transporters to record movements of asbestos waste within NSW. This information is then automatically provided to the EPA in real time.

Note that you

  • do not have to register on WasteLocate to buy plates
  • must report any transporter not scanning the QR2id plate to the EPA
  • Do not turn away a load because the individual has not scanned your QR2id plate. If they have created a consignment in WasteLocate, they also have the option of using the plate’s serial number as an alternative to scanning (see plate for details).
  • You do not have to interact with the person that has not scanned your QR2id plate, but it may be useful to inform them of WasteLocate.
  • You do have to record basic information about these loads for the EPA.

Information to be provided to the EPA is

  • the date and time of delivery of the load
  • the vehicle registration number

Provide this information to the EPA

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