From 1 July 2021, waste records have replaced waste transport certificates. To transport waste, you must create a waste record for each pick up of a waste type using Waste Tracker.

Easier waste record management

Waste Tracker provides EPA with real-time information about waste movements. Better quality data about all parties in the waste chain of responsibility provides improved analytics and faster identification of issues, trends and non-compliance.

All the functions in Waste Tracker only take a few minutes to complete and have been designed for user ease. Waste Tracker allows waste records to be set up and kept in draft. Draft records are only visible to the person who created them.

Waste Tracker also allows cloning of waste records. Cloned records are drafts that have the same details as the original. Information in cloned records can be changed for the new waste record, for example the pick-up date. These cloned records can be used to quickly set up a new consignment.

If you have multiple records from the same producer of the same type, use this cloning function to save time.

Waste movement is tracked in real time

From 1 July 2021, the movement of waste must be tracked in real time. 

Drivers must enter information into Waste Tracker at the time the waste is picked up. Drivers must also do this when it is dropped off. Drivers can enter the information in Waste Tracker via the EPA portal or using the Waste Tracker app.

Receivers must update the waste record at the time of delivery either through our Portal or Waste Tracker app.

You can report waste record discrepancies

Waste Tracker includes a discrepancy feature which allows all users the option to update the record to make sure the information is correct. For example, when users throughout the chain of custody describe the waste differently.

Discrepancy can include the date, driver, receiving site, waste amount, waste codes, waste characteristics or contaminants.

Digital and printable records

All data must first be entered into Waste Tracker. You can then create PDF extracts of waste records to use as proof for other parties.

Tracking waste outside Victoria

Waste Tracker is designed for reportable priority waste under Victorian law. It is used to track the movement of waste in, out and around the state.

  • Before sending waste interstate, you must use Waste Tracker to choose an interstate receiver or transporter.
  • To bring reportable priority waste into Victoria you need authorisation from EPA Victoria. You will also need to continue the tracking method of the state or territory from where the waste came. You can also use Waste Tracker.
  • You must contact EPA when moving waste overseas. 

Read more

About Waste Tracker

How to start using Waste Tracker

Waste Tracker for producers

Waste Tracker for drivers and transporters

Waste Tracker for receivers 

Reviewed 24 August 2021