Landfill facility guidelines
Development and operation of landfill facilities in South Australia are activities of environmental significance and must be carried out in accordance with the Environment Protection Act 1993 (the Act).
The Guidelines for environmental management of landfill facilities (municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial general waste)1 provide guidance to landfill operators, developers, planning authorities and regulatory bodies on the site selection, development, design, construction, operation, closure and post-closure management of municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) general waste landfill facilities.
Wastes banned from landfills
Clause 12 and Schedule 4 of the Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010, ban certain materials from disposal at landfills. These restrictions and the circumstances under which prohibited wastes may be disposed to landfill are further explained in the Guidelines on handling wastes banned from landfills
- Derivation of disposal criteria
- Current SA waste classifications and chemical criteria
- Information sheet: Landfill gas and development near landfills – advice for planning authorities and developers
- Preparation and implementation of closure and post-closure plans
1 The Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010 (W2R EPP) requires the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) take this guideline document into consideration when assessing development applications and environmental authorisations for proposed landfill sites. Proponents/licensees need to provide information relating to these considerations to the EPA, so an appropriate assessment of suitability can be made.