Last updated August 2022
This chapter outlines your legal obligations to safely manage the handling, removal and receipt of waste.
What are your legal obligations to manage waste?
You have obligations to manage waste under:
- health and safety legislation; and
- environmental law.
Health and safety legislation
All organisations in every state and territory owe a duty of care under health and safety legislation to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, a safe working environment. This extends to the safe management of waste.
A number of organisations are involved in the waste chain, including:
- waste producers;
- waste transporters; and
- waste receivers.