Waste Classification and Resource Recovery

Waste Classification and Resource Recovery Services by Opterra

Opterra offers specialised waste management and resource recovery services, providing expert advice, sampling, and assessments. Our dedicated team ensures appropriate waste management and disposal at licensed landfills in strict adherence to waste legislation.

Complying with Waste Classification Legislation

Waste generators bear the responsibility of classifying their waste into six distinct classes, based on environmental and human health risks. These classes encompass special waste, liquid waste, hazardous waste, restricted solid waste, general solid waste (putrescible), and general solid waste (non-putrescible).

Efficient Waste Management through Waste Classification

Classification of waste plays a vital role in facilitating efficient waste management and proper disposal. By grouping wastes with similar risk levels, we streamline the process, ensuring appropriate handling and treatment.

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Guidelines

To assist waste generators in this crucial process, the NSW EPA has developed comprehensive NSW Waste Classification Guidelines, offering a step-by-step approach for accurate classification

Assisting with General Exemptions

Opterra extends its support to organisations seeking general exemptions for commonly recovered, high volume, and well-characterised waste materials such as Excavated Natural Material (ENM), Recovered fines, Recovered aggregate, Recovered railway ballast, Compost, and Raw mulch

Assisting with Specific Resource Recovery Orders and Exemptions

Opterra can also assist organisations with applications for resource recovery orders and exemptions if there is no current order and exemption for your planned re-use of a waste. An order and exemption can be applied for, under the NSW EPAs guidelines where the re-use of a waste:

  • is genuine, rather than a means of waste disposal
  • is beneficial or fit-for-purpose, and
  • will not cause harm to human health or the environment

Reliable and Accredited Analysis

At Opterra, accuracy and reliability are our top priorities. We employ only NATA accredited laboratories for sample analysis, strictly adhering to Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures.

Contact Us for Sustainable Waste Management Solutions

Discover how Opterra’s services can support your organisation’s sustainable waste management needs. Contact Us today to discuss your requirements and benefit from our expert solutions.

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