What it contains

This guideline provides information relating to the most suitable patterns for sampling and the number of samples to be taken to ensure the appropriate hazard categorisation is applied to soils being moved off-site for reuse, treatment or disposal.It also details the acceptance requirements for disposal facilities receiving contaminated soils to assist such facilities in meeting EPA licence acceptance criteria.

Publication Update

EPA is currently revising this publication. The proposed draft guidance can be downloaded from the Engage Vic consultation page. We expect to release the final document in mid-2024. 

Publication number
Waste and recycling
Number of pages
Release date
30 June 2009

Reviewed 9 January 2024