If you transport prescribed industrial waste, you have a duty to keep the community safe from pollution and waste. Leaks or spills from vehicles can be a risk to public health and the environment.

When you apply for or renew a waste transport permit, you must make sure your vehicle can safely transport the waste specified.

The images in our photo guides will give you a better understanding of required fittings and features when transporting prescribed industrial waste.

Tanker/tanker trailer vehicles

EPA’s tanker/tanker trailer guidance (IWRG816) shows how to transport prescribed industrial waste in tankers. Our photo guide gives examples of vehicle controls that will help when you apply for a vehicle permit.

Tanker/tanker trailer photo guide

Tanker reference photos

Tanker: basic requirements

Tanker: ADG standard

Tanker: AS2809 approval

Tanker: baffles

Tanker: small rear manhole

Tanker: large rear door

Tanker: six closure points

Tanker: full-width rear bumper

Tanker: rear fittings protection

Tanker: sealed hose trays

Tanker: coaming

Tanker: roof-mounted safety rail

Tanker: shutoff valve(s)

Tanker: capped valves

Non-tanker vehicles/trailers

EPA’s non-tanker vehicle/trailer guidance (IWRG814) gives examples of vehicle controls that will help when you apply for a vehicle permit. It outlines features and fittings for safety.

Non-tanker vehicle/trailer photo guide

Non-tanker reference photos

Non-tanker basic requirements

Load restraining and securing devices

Secondary containment for liquids

Driver compartment example

Lockable load compartments

Waterproof PVC tarpaulin cover

Freight container bin securing device

Tailgate and tipping body

Secure load area

Emergency information panels for dangerous goods

Class labels for dangerous goods

30XY emergency information panel


Reviewed 28 October 2019