Waste designations

The Environment Protection Regulations 2021 allow EPA to issue a designation setting out the waste classification for either or both of the following:

  • a waste
  • the priority waste category of that waste in certain circumstances.

EPA can issue designations itself or when someone who has management or control of priority waste applies. When you apply for a designation, that designation applies only to you.

Search for specific waste designations in the Register of permissions

Learn more about how to classify waste including designations

General waste designations

A designation of general application applies to anyone managing waste under the circumstances covered by the designation. This register displays general waste designations.

Designation Summary Date approved

Classification of agricultural and veterinary chemical waste for the purposes of the ChemClear program

Special Gazette Number S300 dated 18 June 2021

Classifies agricultural and veterinary chemical waste, which would otherwise be classified as priority waste as not priority waste for the purposes of the ChemClear program

18 June 2021

Classification of pharmaceutical waste for the purposes of the RUM project 

Special Gazette Number S309 dated 18 June 2021

Classifies specified pharmaceutical waste, which would otherwise be classified as priority waste, as not priority waste for the purposes of the RUM project.

18 June 2021

Classification of arsenic-contaminated waste from the City of Greater Bendigo

Special Gazette Number S307 dated 18 June 2021

Classifies specified arsenic-contaminated waste from within the City of Greater Bendigo municipality as Category C waste when it is being deposited or consigned to be deposited at Eaglehawk landfill.

18 June 2021

Classification of architectural and decorative waste paint for the purposes of the Paintback stewardship scheme

Special Gazette Number S308 dated 18 June 2021

Classifies architectural and decorative waste paint, which would otherwise be classified as reportable priority waste, as priority waste for the purposes of the Paintback scheme.

18 June 2021

Alternative electronic systems

Alternative electronic systems may be approved by EPA to record the movement of reportable priority waste.

These systems are an alternative to Waste Tracker. Waste Tracker records the movement of priority waste in Victoria and the transport interstate of controlled wastes.

There are currently no alternative electronic systems approved under the Environment Protection Act 2017.

Applicant name Approval period Circumstances Waste Conditions
         

Reviewed 30 June 2021