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Industrial waste from your business can harm the environment if you don't manage it the right way.
EPA sets out laws about managing industrial waste in the Environment Protection (Industrial Waste Resource) Regulations 2009. These Regulations say you should prevent, reuse and recycle industrial waste when possible. You must dispose of industrial waste safely.
The industrial waste guidelines are referred to in the Regulations.
General industrial waste
We give businesses guidance on:
- waste tyres
- fires at recycling and waste facilities
- bushfire waste
- plastic resin pellets (nurdles)
- glass processing
- operating composting facilities
- how to recover energy from waste
- product stewardship schemes to help prevent products like used packaging going to landfill.
Learn about waste
Energy from waste
Storing waste tyres
Combustible recyclable and waste materials (CRWM)
Composting: for operators
Plastic resin pellets (nurdles)
Bushfire waste disposal
Used packaging materials
Prescribed industrial waste
We call hazardous waste 'prescribed industrial waste' (PIW) in Victoria's environment protection laws. This is waste that could be dangerous to people and the environment.
Examples of PIW include:
- drilling mud
- clinical and medical waste
- unprocessed used cooking fats and oils.
Use our PIW classifications to find out how to manage your business's hazardous waste.
Transporting prescribed industrial waste guidance
PIW has special requirements for how it is transported and disposed of. Our PIW transport guidance includes information on:
- waste transportation
- waste transport certificates
- waste codes.
Prescribed industrial waste classifications
How to manage asbestos waste
Landfills that accept asbestos in Victoria
Drilling mud: classification
Unprocessed used cooking fats and oils: classification
Medical and clinical waste