Asbestos Waste Tracking – WasteLocate

WasteLocate is a new online system to monitor the transport and management of waste tyres and asbestos within NSW.

The Protection of the Environment and Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 requires the transport of waste tyres or asbestos in NSW to be recorded from the place of generation to its final destination. Operators that use the EPA’s WasteLocate system will be in compliance with these requirements.

By monitoring the movement of these wastes, the EPA aims to help create a level playing field for all participants and a healthier environment for all.

This regulation comes in place from October 1st 2015.

Do the regulations apply to the transport of all asbestos?

The new regulations apply to all loads that are transported within NSW of:

  • more than 100 kilograms of asbestos waste (including asbestos contaminated soil) or more than 10 square metres of asbestos sheeting.

Why is WasteLocate needed?

Airborne asbestos is a health hazard. Illegal dumping of asbestos may lead to increased exposure of individuals to asbestos fibres.

Waste transporters are required to report the movement of more than 100 kilograms of asbestos waste of more than 10 square metres of asbestos sheeting within NSW.

WasteLocate has been developed in consultation with industry to facilitate compliance with the new requirements. By working together we will create a level playing field for industry participants and a healthier environment for us all.

Heavy penalties apply for not using WasteLocate.

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