Waste reporting requirements in NSW
Reporting is required:
- to pay the waste contribution under section 88 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act), referred to as the ‘waste levy’. Operators must submit a waste contribution monthly report (WCMR) to the EPA to report on all waste received and waste sent for recycling.
- to help the EPA collect important data on the types of waste disposed of and materials that are recycled and re-used
- to demonstrate compliance with the conditions of an environment protection licence. As part of the requirements under Schedule 1 of the POEO Act, a facility that holds an environment protection licence is required to submit an annual return.
- to track hazardous waste within NSW and interstate – see Tracking hazardous waste for those reporting requirements and necessary forms.