Waste Tracker is the system to track reportable priority waste. This system replaces waste transport certificates.

Waste Tracker allows 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.

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 waste tracking system.

Who needs to use Waste Tracker

Under the Environment Protection Act 2017, 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 came into effect on 1 July 2021. You can start using Waste Tracker now.

Waste Tracker Enhancement Project

EPA is making a range of changes to Waste Tracker following consultation with industry in late 2021. Planned enhancements include:

  • an updated dashboard layout for all roles
  • an improved mobile app
  • improved waste record usability to make it faster and easier to create and complete records in the portal
  • the ability to recognise other ‘lawful place’ provisions, like exemptions and authorisations of discharge or disposal (ADD)
  • an Application Programming Interface which will enable businesses to use an alternative waste tracking system but still provide information to EPA in required timeframes.

The project will run until August 2022. Enhancements are scheduled to be released in June and August 2022.

Removal of Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) requirement on waste records

Drivers no longer need to manually input their vehicle identification number (VIN) when completing waste records. This change responds to feedback from industry and will be formalised by a proposed amendment to the Environment Protection Regulations 2021 which currently require waste transporters to enter VIN data. 

Waste Tracker for your role

Introduction to Waste Tracker

Video transcript
This video is currently being transcribed and a full transcript will be provided here soon.

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.

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Chapter 1: Welcome (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)
Chapter 2: Agenda (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 3: New environment protection laws (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 4: Waste Tracker system overview (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)  
Chapter 5: Waste Tracker system demonstration - intro (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 6: Waste tracker demo - Creating a waste record (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)  
Chapter 7: Waste tracker demo - Transporting waste, driver pick up and drop off (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)
Chapter 8: Waste tracker demo - Receiving a waste record (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)
Chapter 9: Questions and answers (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 10: Next steps (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)  
Chapter 11: For more information (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 

Reviewed 8 April 2022