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  • Information for households Illegally dumped waste near residents can contribute to an unsightly environment that looks and feels unsafe, and can be harmful to the community. Household waste dumping ranges from a single bag of domestic waste, to trailer loads of hard waste including discarded white-goods, furniture and bedding. On some occasions, high-risk materials like asbestos has been dumped in areas accessible to the general public. Hotspots include: roadsides and rural rest areas gullies bush... Last updated on 22 Sep 2016
  • Information for business Property developers, construction companies, sub-contractors, and earthmovers have obligations as occupiers of sites to manage their waste materials, including soils being generated from the development and construction or demolition project. If you are a soil cartage company, skip bin operator, or truck driver hauling construction waste you are considered to be a transporter of waste and can be guilty of an offence if the material is not delivered to an appropriate facility that can acce... Last updated on 22 Sep 2016
  • Information for landowners and occupiers Farmers, private or public landowners accepting fill must ensure they do not accept material that includes: construction or demolition waste asbestos or contaminated soils. By law, you are responsible for fencing or taking all precautions necessary to prevent uncontrolled access to your land that can enable waste dumping, or you will be liable for fines and clean-up costs. If you are a landowner leasing your land to tenants, you can also be liable for any contaminated material l... Last updated on 22 Sep 2016
  • Information for councils EPA Victoria is working to support councils who deal with illegal dumping issues to share their successes, knowledge and ideas around tackling dumping problems. Illegal dumping is a cost that is difficult for councils to plan for, because by its nature dumping is an unknown until after it happens. Research conducted by EPA’s Illegal Dumping Strike Force program has shown that on average, each council is paying around $76,000 a year to clean up 38,697 incidents of dumping, totalling mor... Last updated on 22 Sep 2016
  • Have your say EPA Victoria maintains ongoing conversation with Victorians, to make environmental laws and policies more accessible and keep Victorians informed of issues that affect them. You can have input into areas of EPA's work, such as policy development and community issues.... Last updated on 18 May 2015
  • Measure your impact The following calculators and tools allow you to measure your impact on the environment.... Last updated on 27 Nov 2012
  • Ecological Footprint We have shut down EPA’s Ecological Footprint website. You can find ecological footprint calculators at the Global Footprint Network and the WWF-Australia websites.... Last updated on 11 Feb 2014
  • Australian Greenhouse Calculator Have you ever wanted to know how your lifestyle contributes to your household greenhouse gas emissions? The Australian Greenhouse Calculator (AGC) is a program that helps you understand how your lifestyle choices contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by calculating your annual GHG footprint from the information you provide. We all enjoy the benefits of modern technology such as heating and lighting, but in our use of these items we can do things to reduce our production of greenhouse ga... Last updated on 12 Jan 2016
  • Annual Compliance Plan and reports The Annual Compliance Plan describes where EPA will focus its compliance effort during the year and how organisational priorities will be delivered to protect the environment for all Victorians. This document supports EPA’s commitment to be a consistent, transparent and targeted regulator. Read about the outcomes of EPA’s compliance and enforcement activities by following us on social media or reading the Our work and News and updates sections of this site. Reporti... Last updated on 27 Apr 2015
  • Compliance and Enforcement Review EPA Victoria is on a journey to become a modern environmental regulator that meets the aspirations of the Victorian community. The transformation to a modern regulator will enable the authority to be targeted, transparent, effective and most of all accountable. In 2009 and 2010, EPA was the subject of external reviews that found its regulatory approach inadequate. In order to improve its effectiveness and prepare for a more challenging future, EPA committed to an extensive review of its compli... Last updated on 30 Oct 2014

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