WA waste-derived materials framework open for public comment

The Western Australia Government has released a discussion paper to facilitate feedback on its proposed legislative framework for waste-derived materials.

The proposed framework “will provide certainty about when waste-derived materials are no longer waste, meaning depositing them to land in quantities above licensing thresholds would not be considered ‘waste disposal’ and licensing and waste levy requirements would not be triggered”.

The framework is being implemented to support the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 and encourage the use of waste-derived materials to build confidence in recycled products, increase their demand, and develop relevant markets.

The “Waste not, want not: Valuing waste as a resource” discussion paper builds on an issues paper released in June 2019. Stakeholders are invited to make a submission on the proposed legislative framework by 18 December 2020.