Information on this page is not current law. It details new laws that commence on 1 July 2021 under the amended Environment Protection Act 2017.
Waste Tracker is a new system to track reportable priority waste. This system replaces waste transport certificates.
Waste Tracker will allow EPA to see the handling of waste around the state in real time. This information will allow EPA to see any unusual activity and help our compliance work.
Who needs to use Waste Tracker
Under the new laws , anyone who handles Reportable Priority Waste must let EPA know every time it changes hands. Producers, accredited consigners, transporters, drivers and receivers of reportable priority waste must use Waste Tracker to complete transactions.
Changes come into effect on 1 July 2021. You can start preparing to use Waste Tracker now.
Waste Tracker replaces the Waste Transport Certificates system
Waste Tracker will replace the current electronic Waste Transport Certificate system. The Waste Tracker Certificate system will close on Friday 16 July 2021. All waste transport certificates must be receipted by this date and EPA will take enforcement action for any outstanding certificates.
Waste Tracker is only a waste tracking system. It doesn’t replace commercial transaction records, logistics or inventory management systems.
Learn more about the features of EPA’s new waste tracking system.
Timeline for the rollout of the new waste tracking system
27 May 2021
- The EPA Portal opens.
- You can create a portal account for Waste Tracker.
- Training resources are published to help you learn the new system.
From Late June 2021
- Waste Tracker goes live.
- You can start preparing waste records for movement from 1 July 2021.
1 July 2021
- The new laws come into effect.
- All reportable priority waste must be tracked through Waste Tracker.
16 July 2021
- The electronic Waste Transport Certificate system will close.
- We expect all waste transport certificates to be receipted within seven days of receival.
- We may take enforcement action for any outstanding waste transport certificates.
Introduction to Waste Tracker
The Waste Tracker webinar was held on 23 February 2021. The webinar provided an introduction to Waste Tracker, and provided an opportunity to ask questions about the new system.
Jump to a specific section of the webinar
Chapter 3: New environment protection
Chapter 4: Waste Tracker system
Chapter 5: Waste Tracker system demonstration -
Chapter 6: Waste tracker demo - Creating a waste
Chapter 7: Waste tracker demo - Transporting waste, driver pick up and drop
Chapter 8: Waste tracker demo - Receiving a waste
Chapter 9: Questions and
Chapter 10: Next
Chapter 11: For more
Reviewed 30 March 2021