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 does not 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.

Waste Tracker system upgrades

EPA has made a range of improvements to Waste Tracker following consultation with users in 2021. These improvements went live on 3 September 2022. 

Portal dashboards

  • New search and filter fields to locate waste records
  • Automatic removal of cancelled records from dashboard.
  • Dashboard will display the actual producer, as opposed to who created the waste record.
  • Default dashboard view will be My waste records (previously My grouped records).

Waste records

  • Removal of proposed transporter and receiver from waste records if the waste code is changed.
  • Transporter administrative logins can view and edit grouped waste records created by another transporter administrator.
  • Cloned records will detail when the record was cloned and by whom.
  • Removal of site manager details.
  • Note 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 mobile app

  • Option to save vehicle details in your driver profile and add them to your individual waste records.
  • Producer names and pickup addresses visible to drivers on the dashboard.
  • New search fields to locate waste records.
  • Improved offline functionality.  Waste records actioned offline will automatically update when you are back online.
  • Automatic background refresh to ensure users have up to date information.   

Waste Tracker webinar and demo

We held a webinar on 23 February 2021 to provide a walkthrough of our new Waste Tracker system. Select a chapter below, to jump to a specific section of the webinar (hosted on YouTube).

Chapter 1: Welcome (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)
Chapter 2: Webinar agenda (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 3: About the new environment protection laws (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 4: Waste Tracker system - an overview (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)  
Chapter 5: Demo: Waste Tracker intro (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 6: Demo: how to create a waste record (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)  
Chapter 7: Demo: transporting waste, driver pick up and drop off (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)
Chapter 8: Demo: how to receive a waste record (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link)
Chapter 9: Audience questions (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 
Chapter 10: Next steps (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (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) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) 

Waste Tracker for your role

Reviewed 8 September 2022