Treatment of waste prior to landfill
Under the Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010 (W2R EPP), suitable waste from metropolitan Adelaide must be subject to resource recovery processes prior to disposal to landfill from 1 September 2012. Certain materials are also generally banned from disposal to landfill under the W2R EPP.
Rawtec Pty Ltd and Mike Haywood–Sustainable Resource Solutions were commissioned by Zero Waste SA and the EPA to provide an analysis of resource recovery facilities servicing metropolitan Adelaide.
The EPA has considered the report in the development of guidance materials necessary for the effective administration of the new requirements under the W2R EPP regarding the recovery of waste and wastes banned from landfill.
The following guidance materials have been drafted for consultation:
- Guidelines on the assessment of resource recovery facilities
- Guidelines on resource recovery processing requirements
- Guidelines on handling wastes banned from landfill
Comments received during the consultation period will be taken into account in finalisation of the guidance materials. A final report is in progress.