Learn how environment protection laws affect how businesses manage their waste.
Changes to the laws around how businesses manage their waste came into effect on 1 July 2021. Waste duties now apply to all businesses that generate, transport or receive waste.
This means if your business generates, transports or receives industrial waste, you must comply with duties on how you manage the waste and where it goes.
The Environment Protection Act 2017 (the Act) and the Environment Protection Regulations 2021 (Regulations) outline how a duty holder must classify and transport industrial waste and who can receive it.
Follow these steps to manage industrial waste under the Act and Regulations:
These steps are in addition to your obligations under the general environmental duty, which applies to all Victorians.
Reviewed 12 August 2022