Waste not, want not: issues paper consultation

2019 public consultation on the Waste not, want not: valuing waste as a resource issues paper

In 2019, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (the department) called for public comments on our issues paper Waste not, want not: valuing waste as a resource.

The issues paper outlined possible reforms to support use of waste-derived materials and encourage the use of fit-for-purpose waste-derived materials and WA's move to a circular economy.

The reforms aim to provide greater certainty about when waste-derived materials will cease to trigger licensing and levy obligations.

Consultation on this issues paper is closed

The consultation period ran from Wednesday, 12 June to Wednesday, 4 September 2019 (12 weeks).

The department’s response to comments on the issues paper is provided in the Consultation summary report.

The department thanks all respondents to this consultation.

More information

On 25 September 2020, the department released the Waste not, want not: Valuing waste as a resource: Discussion paper – Proposed Legislative framework for waste-derived materials for a 12-week consultation period, which closed on 18 December 2020. The discussion paper builds on the issues paper and was the next step in developing a legislative framework for waste-derived material. Further information, including a consultation summary report is available here.

Please direct any queries relating to the legislative framework for waste-derived materials to wastereform@dwer.wa.gov.au.


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Australasian Pozzolan Association
Avertas Energy
Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia
City of Canning
Department of Finance
Department of Health
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Department of Transport
Earthcare Recycling
Eclipse Soils
Enviroclean Victoria Pty Ltd
Fremantle Ports
Kwinana Industries Council
Peel-Harvey Catchment Council
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale
Site Environmental and Remediation Services
South Coast Sustainable Alliance
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia
WA Farmers Dairy Council and Western Dairy
Waste Management & Resource Recovery Association of Australia
Water Corporation
Water West Pty Ltd
Western Australian Local Government Association
Westmore Corporation Pty Ltd


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