Author: Ryan Collins
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has advised the Standards for Managing Construction Waste in NSW (the Standards) start on 15 May 2019. The Standards have been published in the NSW Gazette and are available on the EPA’s website.
Planet Ark supports the implementation of standards for managing construction waste, which composes a far larger portion of the waste stream than municipal solid waste (the waste that goes into our kerbside bins).
The Standards are being introduced to:
Minor changes have been made to the Standards since a draft version was published on the EPA’s website on 16 November 2018. The changes were made to allow facilities more operational flexibility while still ensuring the Standards achieve their objectives.
The following information about the Standards can be found on the EPA’s website:
Compliance with the Standards is a compulsory licence condition for all ‘Construction and Demolition Waste Facilities’ as defined in Part 8A of the (Waste Regulation). If you are unsure as to whether your facility is a Construction and Demolition Waste Facility or would like to discuss the measures required by the Standards, please contact the EPA operations officer responsible for administering your facility’s environment protection licence or the EPA’s waste strategy team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan is the Head of Sustainable Resource Programs at Planet Ark. After nearly a decade working in the banking and finance industry Ryan was drawn to a career in environmental conservation that saw him work in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji. With a background in psychology and environmental management, Ryan’s role at Planet Ark since 2012 has been focused on developing engaging and positive environmental behaviour change programs to help everyone recycle and reduce waste.
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