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  • Waste tyres Tyre stockpiles are a hazard to the Victorian community and environment, predominantly due to the risk of fire. Waste tyres can be stored as part of the tyre-processing chain, such as for reuse or recycling. However, they are sometimes collected and stored indefinitely in large quantities as a means of avoiding the costs of proper management. The low cost of stockpiling also undercuts legitimate tyre-processing and recycling businesses, and reduces resource recovery. A number of tyre fire... Last updated on 22 Apr 2015
  • Hazardous waste management in Victoria Hazardous waste, known as ‘prescribed industrial waste’ (PIW) in Victoria’s environment protection laws, is the hazardous by-product of everyday goods and services, such as the manufacturing of motor vehicles, paint and plastics, drycleaning services, fast food outlets, dental surgeries and hospitals. The regulation and management of these wastes is now provided in Victoria through the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009, Victorian Legislati... Last updated on 31 Jul 2017
  • Landfills that accept asbestos in Victoria Landfills accept domestic or commercial asbestos or, in some cases, both. Domestic asbestos generally means small quantities of asbestos that a householder doing a DIY job may encounter. For example, this might be during a bathroom renovation where asbestos sheeting is present. The asbestos must be packaged correctly (see EPA Asbestos guidance under 6.1 or Victoria’s asbestos website). It may be transported in a householder’s own vehicle to a licensed landfill for disposal with... Last updated on 14 Sep 2017
  • Landfills Landfills are an important part of Victoria’s waste management infrastructure. The siting, management and rehabilitation of landfills requires a high level of design and management to ensure that the environment is protected and community aspirations are met. While disposal of materials to landfill is the least preferred management option for waste, landfills will continue to be required to manage those wastes that cannot be practically removed from the waste stream. Today’s landf... Last updated on 27 Jul 2016
  • Construction and demolition waste On this page: What is construction and demolition waste? How to dispose of C&D waste Tips for managing C&D waste Supplying information about waste Reporting suspected illegal dumping What is construction and demolition waste? Construction and demolition (C&D) activities generate a wide range of industrial waste materials including: excavated material such as rock and soil waste asphalt, bricks, concrete, plasterboard, timber and... Last updated on 8 Nov 2016
  • Bushfire waste disposal In the event of a bushfire, landowners and authorities may be required to dispose of perished stock or large quantities of building rubble. The proper disposal of bushfire waste is an important health and environmental consideration. Dead stock and animals EPA encourages the removal of dead stock to rendering facilities or landfills, however EPA understands that this is not always an option. EPA has previously assisted a number of councils to establish mass stock burial sites and these should ... Last updated on 9 Sep 2014
  • Product stewardship Product stewardship is an approach where producers take responsibility, either voluntarily or by regulation, for the environmental impacts of their products. Product stewardship programs can involve different entities — such as manufacturers, brand owners, retailers, consumers and governments — and can focus on different points of a product’s life. In Australia, product stewardship is a term often used in relation to waste management programs and, in particular, recycling. Pro... Last updated on 9 Sep 2014
  • Local government kerbside recycling services What you can recycle For information on what you can recycle via your kerbside recycling bin, see the Get It Right on Bin Night website. 2014–15 report 2013–14 report 2012–13 report 2011–12 report 2015-16 report on local government kerbside recycling services Each year, EPA reports on the performance of local government kerbside recycling services in Victoria. This is done under clause 16 of the Waste Management Policy (Used Pa... Last updated on 16 Aug 2017
  • Water Victoria’s unique rivers, wetlands, estuaries and coasts are home to millions of creatures and are highly valued by all Victorians. They sustain us, our way of living and our future. We all impact on them through everyday activities, so we must all work together to better manage our actions and reduce our impacts.... Last updated on 20 Apr 2016
  • Victoria’s water environments Victoria’s water environments are diverse and are among our most valuable assets. They are home to a huge variety of creatures, from tiny plankton to fish, dolphins, birds and whales, including some that are unique to our state and others that migrate to Victoria each year from across the globe. Marine environments Estuaries Estuaries are where rivers meet the sea. They undergo substantial salinity change due to the mixing of fresh water with seawater. They may be permanently or periodi... Last updated on 1 Dec 2016

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