Find out about your waste duties
Information on this page is not current law. It details new laws coming into force on 1 July 2020 under the Environment Protection Act 2017.
If you are a business generating or dealing with waste, you have duties. You need to manage your risks onsite and when you dispose of, or hand on your waste.
Your obligations to manage waste are part of your general environmental duty. Significant penalties can apply for breaching these duties.
The greater the risk of mismanagement or harm from your waste, the greater the duties and regulatory tools will be.
Reviewed 18 March 2020