Waste tracking exemptions
You do not have to record and submit waste tracking information for:
- non-commercial transportation of less than 250kg of trackable waste
- waste transported in a pipeline
- waste activities granted an exemption by the Department of Environment and Science (DES) - read the seeking an exemption for trackable waste guideline (PDF, 158KB) to see if you are eligible
- transportation of trackable waste in a container if
- the amount of trackable waste is not more than 5% of the capacity of the container
- the container is being transported to a place to be refilled with the same substance as the waste, without first undergoing any process other than the refilling
- power station fly ash being transported to a place for use in the treatment of waste in a way that involves combining the waste with the ash
- waste being transported to a registered laboratory for analysis
- transportation of chemicals from a farm, by the owner or occupier of that farm (or by another person for free), to a place that disposes of agricultural or veterinary chemicals in accordance with a product stewardship
- transportation of trackable waste in accordance with a product recall
- by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
- reported to Food Standards Australia New Zealand
- by the Therapeutic Goods Administration
- waste being transported for use as a stock food
- waste being transported to a farm for use as a soil conditioner or fertiliser.
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) can grant exemptions, to see if you are eligible read the exemption for trackable waste guideline (PDF, 308KB).
To apply for a waste tracking exemption with complete the Exemption for transport of trackable waste form (DOCX, 190KB).