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Waste Classification

Waste Classification for offsite disposal

In NSW, material that does not meet the criteria for VENM must be classified according to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Waste Classification Guidelines or an applicable Resource Recovery Exemption. To comply with the waste legislation, those who generate waste are responsible for classifying their waste into one of six (6) waste classes based on the level of risk they pose to the environment and human health:

  • Special waste (such as asbestos)
  • Liquid waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Restricted solid waste (putrescible)
  • General solid waste (non-putrescible)

RCA Australia have a thorough understanding of the waste classification guidelines and supporting legislation and are able to assist clients to achieve the most appropriate and economically viable classification while meeting their responsibilities without stress or hassle.  We can conduct  insitu or stockpile assessment as required and advise clients on potential waste receivers and/or recycling opportunities.