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Listed Waste

The wastes specified in Schedule 2 of the Waste Management and Pollution Control (Administration) Regulations are prescribed wastes for the purposes of the definition of listed waste. These are listed below.

A Listed Waste Company Summary is available to assist in identifying what companies are licensed to handle what type of  listed waste(s) and how (e.g. collect, transport, store, treat, recycle or dispose) they are licensed to handle the listed waste.
The summary is provided in excel format and incorporates filters that can be used to generate a list of waste handlers specific to your needs. If you require assistance in navigating this summary please contact our office on (08) 8924 4218.

  • Acidic solutions or acids in solid form
  • Animal effluent and residues (abattoir effluent, poultry and fish processing waste)
  • Antimony, antimony compounds
  • Arsenic, arsenic compounds
  • Asbestos
  • Barium compounds other than barium sulphate
  • Basic solutions or bases in solid form
  • Beryllium, beryllium compounds
  • Boron compounds
  • Cadmium, cadmium compounds
  • Ceramic-based fibres with physico-chemical characteristics similar to those of asbestos
  • Chlorates
  • Chromium compounds that are hexavalent or trivalent
  • Clinical and related wastes
  • Cobalt compounds
  • Containers that are contaminated with residues of a listed waste
  • Copper compounds
  • Cyanides (inorganic)
  • Cyanides (organic)
  • Encapsulated, chemically fixed, solidified or polymerised wastes
  • Ethers
  • Filter cake
  • Fire debris and fire washwaters
  • Fly ash
  • Grease trap waste
  • Halogenated organic solvents
  • Highly odorous organic chemicals (including mercaptans and acrylates)
  • Inorganic fluorine compounds excluding calcium fluoride
  • Inorganic sulfides
  • Isocyanate compounds
  • Lead, lead compounds
  • Mercury, mercury compounds
  • Metal carbonyls
  • Nickel compounds
  • Non-toxic salts
  • Organic phosphorus compounds
  • Organic solvents excluding halogenated solvents
  • Organohalogen compounds that are not otherwise specified in this Schedule
  • Perchlorates
  • Phenols, phenol compounds including chlorophenols
  • Phosphorus compounds other than mineral phosphates
  • Polychlorinated dibenzo-furan (any congener)
  • Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin (any congener)
  • Residue from industrial waste treatment or disposal operations
  • Selenium, selenium compounds
  • Sewerage sludge and residues including nightsoil and septic tank sludge
  • Soils contaminated with a listed waste
  • Surface active agents (surfactants) that contain principally organic constituents and that may contain metals and inorganic materials
  • Tannery wastes (including leather dust, ash, sludges and flours)
  • Tellurium, tellurium compounds
  • Thallium, thallium compounds
  • Triethylamine catalysts for setting foundry sands
  • Tyres
  • Vanadium compounds
  • Waste chemical substances arising from research and development or teaching activities, including those substances which are not identified and/or are new and the effects of which on human health and/or the environment are not known
  • Wastes containing peroxides other than hydrogen peroxide
  • Waste, containing cyanides, from heat treatment and tempering operations
  • Waste from the manufacture, formulation and use of wood-preserving chemicals
  • Waste from the production, formulation and use of biocides and phytopharmaceuticals
  • Waste from the production, formulation and use of inks, dyes, pigments, paints lacquers and varnish
  • Waste from the production, formulation and use of organic solvents
  • Waste from the production, formulation and use of photographic chemicals and processing materials
  • Waste from the production, formulation and use of resins, latex, plasticisers, glues and adhesives
  • Waste from the production and preparation of pharmaceutical products
  • Waste mineral oils unfit for their original intended use
  • Waste mixtures, or waste emulsions, of oil and water or hydrocarbon and water
  • Waste pharmaceuticals, waste drugs and waste medicines
  • Waste resulting from surface treatment of metals and plastics
  • Waste tarry residues arising from refining, distillation and any pyrolytic treatment
  • Waste substances and articles containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) and/or polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs)
  • Waste of an explosive nature not subject to the Dangerous Goods Act or the Work Health and Safety (National Uniform Legislation) Act
  • Wool scouring waste
  • Zinc compounds