Summary of waste regulations

The waste regulations create a framework for how to comply with the new waste duties in the Environment Protection Act 2017 (the Act). Waste duties apply to people who generate, transport or receive industrial waste.

Together, the waste duties and the waste regulations manage risks to human health and the environment. They also support and encourage reuse of waste and resource recovery.

There is a three-step process to comply with the industrial waste duties:

  • Classify the waste 
  • Transport it appropriately
  • Deposit or receive the waste at a lawful place.

Reviewed 12 August 2022