List of trackable waste in Queensland

You must comply with waste tracking obligations if you generate, transport or receive any of the types of waste or contaminants listed below.

To meet general environmental obligations and duties, you must categorise your waste correctly and use the waste codes below when submitting waste tracking information. These codes are taken from Schedule 2E of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.

Learn how waste generators, transporters and receivers should submit tracking information.

You can also view a list of exemptions from waste tracking requirements.

Trackable waste and waste codes

Note: If the waste falls under more than 1 category in this list, and the code for 1 of the categories is marked with an asterisk, use the code marked with an asterisk to categorise the waste.

Type of waste

Waste code

acidic solutions and acids in solid form

B100

animal effluent and residues, including abattoir effluent and poultry and fish processing wastes

K100

antimony and antimony compounds

D170

arsenic and arsenic compounds

D130

asbestos

N220

barium compounds, other than barium sulphate

D290

basic (alkaline) solutions and bases (alkalis) in solid form

C100

beryllium and beryllium compounds

D160

boron compounds

D310

cadmium and cadmium compounds

D150

chemical waste arising from a research and development or teaching activity, including new or unidentified material and material whose effects on human health or the environment are not known

T100

chlorates

D350

chromium compounds (hexavalent and trivalent)

D140

clinical and related waste

R100*

copper compounds

D190

cyanides (inorganic)

A130

cyanides (organic)

M210

encapsulated, chemically fixed, solidified or polymerised wastes

N160*

ethers

G100

filter cake, other than filter cake waste generated from the treatment of raw water for the supply of drinking water

N190

fire debris and fire washwaters

N140*

fly ash

N150

grease trap waste

K110

halogenated organic solvents

G150

highly odorous organic chemicals, including mercaptans and acrylates

M260

inorganic fluorine compounds, other than calcium fluoride

D110

inorganic sulfides

D330

isocyanate compounds

M220

liquid food processing waste

K200

lead and lead compounds

D220

material containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated napthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)

M100

mercury and mercury compounds

D120

metal carbonyls

D100

mineral oils

J100

nickel compounds

D210

non-toxic salts

D300

oil and water mixtures or emulsions, or hydrocarbons and water mixtures or emulsions

J120

organic phosphorous compounds

H110

organic solvents, other than halogenated solvents

G110

organohalogen compounds, other than another substance stated in this schedule

M160

perchlorates

D340

per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances

M270

pharmaceuticals, drugs and medicines

R120*

phenols and phenol compounds, including chlorophenols

M150

phosphorus compounds, other than mineral phosphates

D360

polychlorinated dibenzo-furan (any congener)

M170

polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (any congener)

M180

residues from industrial waste treatment or disposal operations

N205

selenium and selenium compounds

D240

sewage sludge and residues, including nightsoil and septic tank sludge

K130

surface active agents (surfactants) containing principally organic constituents, whether or not also containing metals and other inorganic materials

M250

tannery wastes, including leather dust, ash, sludges and flours

K140

tarry residues arising from refining, distillation or any pyrolytic treatment

J160

tellurium and tellurium compounds

D250

thallium and thallium compounds

D180

triethylamine catalysts for setting foundry sands

M230

tyres

T140

vanadium compounds

D270

waste containing peroxides other than hydrogen peroxide E100

E100

waste from a heat treatment or tempering operation that uses cyanides

A110

waste from surface treatment of metals or plastics

A100

waste from the manufacture, formulation or use of biocides or phytopharmaceuticals

H100

waste from the manufacture, formulation or use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints, lacquers or varnish

F100

waste from the manufacture, formulation or use of organic solvents

G160

waste from the manufacture, formulation or use of photographic chemicals or processing materials

T120

waste from the manufacture, formulation or use of resins, latex, plasticisers, glues or other

adhesives

F110

waste from the manufacture, formulation or use of wood-preserving chemicals

H170

waste from the manufacture or preparation of pharmaceutical products

R140

waste of an explosive nature, other than an explosive within the meaning of the Explosives Act 1999

E120

wool-scouring wastes

K190

zinc compounds

D230

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